Q: Q: car wont start

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It was freezing last night, well below zero, so i expected my car to struggle starting, but i did get it started, for about 10 seconds. it died, and now it just turns over, occasionally firing up for a second. I got some starting fluid and sprayed into the air intake to see if it could give it a little help, but it makes no difference. It has plenty of gas in it, and I get gas from a store that has good tanks, so no frozen gas lines (i hope). It ran just fine the night before. first time it has happened.

My car has 175000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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