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Q: Someone took a part off causing it not to start

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My ex boyfriend took a part off so my car wont start. All my spark plugs and fuses are there turns over but wont crank
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. I'm sorry to hear about this. Yo...

Hello. I'm sorry to hear about this. You would need to identify what was altered to keep it from starting. It could be a simple wire disconnected or possibly a relay removed. If you'd like to have a local expert repair this for you, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to you to diagnose and repair your car's starting issue.

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