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Car will not start

I turn the ignition, There is gas in the tank. The battery is clean and connected The oil is not low and does not seem to look bad.

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My night time headlights were not working, so I was playing around with the fuses/relays under the hood. I pulled out the relay that said "MAIN" and the car would turn over but would not start. There are also ignition fuses under the dash as well as fuses/relays under the hood. If you suspect a relay, the cost start at $50 new.

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