Q: Q: wont start

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I notice in the past 2 wks or so when I first turned the key if didn't start right up so I tried again and it started, today it would not start, a strange noise and all the lights and vans were running but not the car. I put is in neutral and still not start, I tried turning the key repeatedly quickly but no start, then I had a boost and it started but with a very strained start and noise, what is wrong with my CAR....lol

My car has 214000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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