Q: Car won't turn over or start but will push start.

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Car will push start. Had the battery, alternator, and starter tested. All three passed. Could it be the distributor? If so can that be tested?
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. It could be your distributor or another ignition system component such as a crankshaft or cam position sensor, faulty spark plugs or a bad coil. It’s also possible that your ignition relay is damaged, if you’re able to bump start the car. It’s probably a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your location to complete a car is hard to start inspection.

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