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It doesn’t start, and I have $7E8 code

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It doesn’t start, and I have $7E8 code
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

What you saw was your code reader's designation for the engine controller rather than a fault code. Powertrain related fault codes start with a P and have four digits.

There are many possible causes for a no start condition, especially depending on exactly what is happening. It's going to require some testing to determine exactly what is wrong.

What specifically happens when trying to start the engine?

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