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Sometimes it turns over and starts right up and then sometimes when turning the key to start nothing happens.

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Sounds like a fault in the ignition switch, or ( if the car is auto) the lock out on the shifter.
First try wiggling the shifter . Else.
Providing that the ignition lights are coming on.
Wait for the fault to appear then hot wire the starter .
Take a wire from the small terminal on the starter to a positive power feed.
If the car starts, check starter relays, fuses, connections ( under footwell on the right side RHD cars) , make sure the connections are good on the starter. If all these things OK, then the actual ignition switch is most likely faulty.

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