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Q: Jumpstart won't start car

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My car won't start, even after a jumpstart.

Hello. Your vehicle may have a failing starter. The power to the starter needs to be checked; there should be 12v at all times on the big wire, and 12v on the little wire only in the Start position. If there is no power present, the circuit between the ignition switch and the starter needs to checked. You may need the aid of mechanic to perform electrical testing in order to properly diagnose your non-starting issue.

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