Car doesnt want to start what can be the problem

Asked by Jun 13, 2019 at 07:56 AM about the 1997 Opel Corsa B

Question type: General

Hi....every morning and when the car has been standing for
several hours it does not want to start....when i try to start it
back fires....then we have to kick start the car then it
works....and we recently replaced the fuel filter....any advice
what the problem could be....thnx in advance

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Even though the starter works, it might not be turning fast enough to start the engine, so it could be the battery. Are all the connections clean & tight. Might be a defective starter motor/solenoid, regulator, relay, neutral safety switch, or even the ignition switch. Might be a camshaft or crankshaft sensor. If you see a security light on the dash display, the engine might be immobilized..... Beyond that, your car might have an ignition or fuel pump problem. You're either not getting proper fuel or spark. Really could be either. Without seeing the car, it's not possible to say what the exact problem is. Why don't you take it to a mechanic to diagnose. You'll then have his opinion and estimate and can have him fix it, or use his review as a guide to doing repairs yourself?

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