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Q: Problems starting my car

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I couldn't get my car started the other day. It made a high-pitched noise when I turned the key. I tried again a few hours later and It started and was running. I need to have it checked out to find out what the problem is.

A: Hi. Usually a high pitched noise would narr...

Hi. Usually a high pitched noise would narrow the diagnosis down to either a pulley issue or belt issue. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, listen to the noise to see why your car is having trouble starting.

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