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The vehicle does not start. I replaced the starter as well as ignition and the car still does not start. What else could it be?

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Could be any number of things. does the engine crank when you turn the key? If it does, your battery and startermotor is probably fine. If your car has an immobilizer it could be playing up to. Make sure that the immobilizer light is not on if you have one. It could also be a blocked fuel line. Try checking that the engine is feed fuel.

I guess that your car is fuelejected. If it is it could be any number af sensors. If you have a engine management light on your dash you can get a garage to read out the fault code. That will l give you an idear of what is wrong.

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