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Engine turns over wont start

Is crank sensor failed

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  • creet1976 Dec 10, 2008

    engine does not turn over, but all of the lights and gauges work. Have replaced battery and starter. what could this be?



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It could be a number of problems .it could be a fuel problem. it could be the it does not have spark (the cylinders are not firing up. it could also be electrical problems. such as the coil, several sensors. you should have the car scanned. They will do a free scan at Autozone stores.the catch ? You have to buy the parts there.

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