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Car will not start back up

my car shuts off for no reason sometimes it will start back up but today it did not. I change the sparks plug, alternator,and thermostat i don't know whats the problem now.

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Fuel pump possibly. The are notoroious for intermittant failures. Take it to the shop to be sure.

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