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Q: Engine turns over but won't start

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The engine turns over but will not catch.

An engine needs three things to run: compression, fuel and ignition. If one of these are missing, your engine will not start. A test for spark and fuel should reveal the most likely culprit (e.g., fuel pump, crankshaft/camshaft sensors or faulty coilpack). I suggest having a certified mobile mechanic come to your home or business to inspect your ignition system.

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