Q: Q: Issues with starting my car

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So my car began to not start and I needed to continuously jump my car to get it started. Well there came a day when it wouldn't start all, all it would do is click when I turned the key. Well after getting it towed home the AAA guy gave it a look and said it was the starter. So he tapped on the starter to get it going. But when it tried to start it began spitting fuel all over inside the engine area of the car. So what is causing the fuel to spit out all over the engine when I try to start the car?
My car has an automatic transmission.

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