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When i go to start my car, it goes to start but chocks out. What could be the reason/reasons it could be doing that?

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. If you turn the key and the engine doesn't turn over, you want to start with the battery. If you turn the key and it attempts the starter attempts to turn over the engine, but the engine does not start, you want to consider air, fuel, and spark. These are the three components that the engine needs to start and run. You may also want to consider having the vehicle scanned to see if there are any diagnostic codes present that would indicate you had a bad sensor or similar electrical issue. Good luck!

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