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Q: Turns over but won't fire

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My car shut off while driving won't start back up turns over but it won't fire checked the timing belt and it was fine

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You may have a crankshaft or camshaft senso...

You may have a crankshaft or camshaft sensor failure. The way to find out is to have the system scanned to see if there is proper signals from each sensor and replace the one that is not giving a signal. If you need help diagnosing the problem then you should contact a certified mechanic to help pinpoint your starting problem. Good luck.

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