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Test the battery and the starter. That can be done by taking them off and bringing them to one of the bigger parts places for free.If that battery is old it could also drain the alternator depending on how long you have had the problem.One indication would have been dim lights at night. These are the things i would check first.

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If it cranks good, but, won't start, have a helper crank it while you check for spark at the spark plugs, where applicable. If spark everywhere, use a gage and check proper fuel pressure and also, check for fuel injector pulse, engine cranking.
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