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Q: Replaced plugs and battery and car still not starting.

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Car will not start. I have replaced the battery and spark plugs.

A: In order to diagnose a no start a few basic...

In order to diagnose a no start a few basic quick checks will need to be done. Check for spark at the spark plugs and check for proper fuel pressure at the fuel rail. These two basic checks will direct your mechanic to a failed fuel pump and filter or the ignition module or coil problems. Your vehicle is common to have either of these issues.

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