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Q: Problems starting my car.

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When I turn my key, my car refuses to start.

Well that is a nice car I used to own a 67 VW bus, and I can tell you it was plagued with electrical problems. You’re going to need to have the battery tested first of all and if that is good you will need to test the voltage from the switch to the starter when you turn the ignition. I would suggest a mechanic from YourMechanic come out and perform these tests. It shouldn’t take an hour to pinpoint where the problem lies.

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