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Q: Car would not start, but starts now

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My car would not start the other day, though I waited a few hours and it started and I was able to drive it. There is clearly something wrong with it though.

Hi there. That’s interesting that the car was able to start again. This sounds to me that you are experiencing an issue with your ignition control module. I would recommend having the vehicle examined by a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to diagnose potential problems in your car’s starting system.

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