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Car turns over but won't start

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Which engine?

I would first check the following:
Are you getting spark at the spark plugs? If not, check the ignition coil or coil pack.
Are you getting fuel to the engine? Make sure there is fuel in the tank, and that the fuel pump is working.
Check all your fuses to make sure they are OK. A blown fuse to any critical engine component (ECM, ignition, fuel supply) will prevent a vehicle from starting or running.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

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SOURCE: the car won't start; lights,

Check the starter and the starter relay or fuse. A client of mines car was doing the same thing, it ended up being two issues, the starter not working anymore, and a relay that was bad. If I am not mistaken everything should be labeled in the fuse box under the hood and will tell you where the fuse/ relay is for your vehicle

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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