Q: Starter issues.

asked by on January 05, 2016

My car won't start sometimes.

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There are many problems that will prevent a vehicle from starting intermittently. If the engine doesn’t crank at all, you have a problem with the starting/charging system or the engine is seized. If the engine cranks normally but doesn’t start, you likely have a problem with fuel or spark delivery. A trained technician, like the ones at YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose and repair your Dodge.

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