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Q: Car won't turn over

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My car won't turn over at all.

Several things could be causing this issue. The most likely would be either a dead battery, or a faulty starter. Although unlikely, the engine could also be seized. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a mechanic to determine why it’s not turning over. Once it has been confirmed whether the problem is mechanical or electrical, the mechanic will be able to take it from there.

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