Q: Won't start without block heater 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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so my car recently stopped starting up unless it is plugged into the block heater , this has been going on for a week now , we have had colder days and it started up fine but lately it won't start without it being plugged in , why is this and is there a filter I should replace or something I should be replacing it fix this problem ???? Help
My car has an automatic transmission.

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