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Q: Won't start

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Won't start

My car has 146 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in. An engine...

Hi there, thanks for writing in.

An engine that will not start can mean there is no fuel pressure, no spark, bad spark plugs, or something else. If you have no fuel pressure, then you may have a fuel pump that is bad. If there is no spark, then you may have a sensor or ignition module failure. I recommend having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this issue for you, and make any repairs as needed.

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