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Q: Service engine light is on.

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Car is not starting and the Service Engine light is on.

I would ask for help from a mechanic with a scan tool to check what code is being set in your computer. Consider one of the mechanics from YourMechanic to come out with their equipment to diagnose why your car is not starting.

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