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Car wont start

I have vaxhall corsa p reg but it will not start from cold ...takes ages to get it going with jump leads but once it has started i can turn it straight off and it will start all day np there a censor that could be down.. Help need car for work" put heading as volvo car cos vaxhall aint there"

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  • thetrooper44 Jan 13, 2009

    well to be honest i worked as a mechanic for few year when i left school long time ago lol ..but these days its all chips and censors yes i know the rules of how a car works lol but thnx anyway for trying to help much appreciated ;-)



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I would check ignition/ fuel delivery/ and fouled out spark plugs. Hope this helps. Also check you have a good battery in it.

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