Q: Car won't start due to cracked oil pan

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My car has a cracked oil pan and won't start.

Your car has an aluminum oil pan. They can not be repaired. Driving with an oil leak isn’t safe. Oil can catch fire if it leaks on the exhaust. If you car is cranking, but not starting, there is a process that mechanics follow. Check the basics like fuel pressure, spark, and injector pulse. Check the computer for codes. Then check the engine’s mechanical condition if needed. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out and diagnose your oil leaking issue and replace your oil pan if necessary.

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