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Q: My car at times it will start and sometimes it won't .

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My car will sometimes start and then sometimes it won't . All the lights and radio still comes on . I was also told a few months ago the my 1 component was misfiring .

My car has 75434 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there. If your electrical accessories work fine, then the issue is not related to the battery or electrical charging component. It is likely that you may have a faulty ignition system or fuel component, such as a malfunctioning fuel injector, spark plug wire or even a crankshaft position sensor. It is best to have a professional mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection at your location to pinpoint the source of this issue before it gets worse; as most likely it will.

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