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Went to accelerate to get onto the highway. My engine revved up to 4,000 and wouldn't go. I pulled to the off ramp and the engine shut off. I have had the timing belts, water pump done 6 months ago. The transmission is only 1 1/2 years old. Not leaking any fluids any where. Have fluids changed on a regular. The car was not starting on hot days after driving for awhile. Replaced the sensor in front of the engine. Haven't had that issue since. Now this. I have spark, I have fuel, car is getting fuel. It cranks like it wants to start just won't.

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This could be caused by a variety of things such as a bad crank position sensor, a faulty throttle body sensor, faulty ignition coils and many other potential problems. There should be a Check Engine Light on since the car will not start which will register trouble codes in the computer. This should be diagnosed using a scan tool which will provide valuable info related to those codes indicating specifically which components have failed. For further help, have a local expert, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the starting issue firsthand and let you know what repairs are necessary.

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