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Starting problems My car wont start when i try to crank it it seems like it is trying to start but it wont you can see the alternator and starter turning but it wont crank i was even told that they heard the fuel pump shutting on and off when trying to start the car what could be the problem?

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Can be a lot of reasons 1.battery 2.oil level 3.timing belt 4.starter motor most of cars are having problem of starter motor nd you can check it if fuel pump is working or not take of the outlet fuel pipe and try to start it if fuel is coming means is ok if not then it means fuel pump

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