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Q: Issues with starting my car

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So my car began to not start and I needed to continuously jump my car to get it started. Well there came a day when it wouldn't start all, all it would do is click when I turned the key. Well after getting it towed home the AAA guy gave it a look and said it was the starter. So he tapped on the starter to get it going. But when it tried to start it began spitting fuel all over inside the engine area of the car. So what is causing the fuel to spit out all over the engine when I try to start the car?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This would depend on where the fuel was com...

This would depend on where the fuel was coming from. If the fuel is spraying from under the hood, the most likely cause is the fuel rail. I would recommend resolving any fuel leaks before any further no start diagnosis takes place. It is also very possible that low fuel pressure due to the leak may be what is causing your vehicle to be hard to start. After the fuel leak gets fixed, I would recommend having the fuel pressure tested by a qualifed mechanic to make sure it is within the manufacturers specifications.

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