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This is strictly theoretical (aka I could be completely wrong), but if an engine is literally filled to the brim as you described, very little damage would occur. Depending on the type of engine, once the starter is engaged the volume of the crankcase will remain fairly constant, as the volume lost by one piston moving down will be negated by another ...


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Brenda, You could have one of fifty troubles giving you a no start condition. To run, a car needs a control system, and functional electricity. The engine needs spark, fuel, and air in the proper mix. Any defect could cause troubles. But the good news is your car is equipped with a computer system that manages a good portion of these things. It also ...


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Your car probably has a PATS key (a security feature), which prevents the ignition from starting if an unprogrammed key is used. Sometimes, a good key will go bad, and that's trouble, especially if you don't have a backup key. If you have a backup key, try it. Hopefully, that will start the car. If it doesn't then the starter may be going bad or the ...



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