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Can oil leak lead to car not starting?

I recently was told by a mechanic that i had an oil leak in my acura 3.5 rl, i havent got it fixed as of yet but i keep it topped off with oil for the time being. now during this past week my car began to not start and even shutoff and is getting worst. I dont understand what the problem is and dont know if it is connected to the oil leak or to getting a new rack and pinnion 3 months prior to this. Can you give me an idea as to what the problem is?

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That all depends on what the oil leak is getting on, but generally the answer is that no an oil leak and a rack and pinion repair will not cause your starting problem, that may be caused by no spark or lack of fuel pressure.

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