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What is another cause for a car not to start besides the starter or battery?

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2010-11-19 17:30:07
2010-11-19 17:30:07

Could be in the fuel system-not getting gas, which can come from quite a few reasons. The Ignition system may not be providing enough spark. New cars have "brains"/sensors at different locations that detect problems or become the source of the problem. More info on year/make/model & exactly what it is doing when it doesn't start is needed.

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All that is necessary for a (gasoline) engine to work is fuel, compression and electricity. If there is no fuel it won't run. If the pistons do not provide compression (to the fuel) it will not run. If there is no spark (electricity) it won't run.

A bad starter will cause it not to start.

A bad solenoid (to turn on the starter) will cause it not to start.

Bad connections at the battery will cause it not to start.

Bad connections at the starter will cause it not to start.

On many newer cars, something as simple as a not properly tightened gas cap will cause it not to start.

No compression will cause it not to start.

Dirty gas or a dirty gas filter will cause it not to start.

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