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Q: Truck won't fully start

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When I try to turn truck on it sounds like it is you can hear the engine but then it turns off .. I already got a new battery and changed the alternator. But it's still doing the same. Could the shift lock solenoid have anything to do with it.

My car has 180 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

Sometimes this issue can be caused by sensors that monitor the fuel system, like a mass air flow sensor or the crankshaft position sensor; which controls ignition timing. I wouldn’t suspect that the shift lock solenoid is the cause, but to know for sure, you should have a professional mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection first, so they can pinpoint the cause and recommend the right repairs.

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