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My car sometimes doesn't want to start Like if its being lazy or something lol like there isnt enough compression or something wrong with the ignition this is when i stop driving it and somethings wh

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I recommend you to RUN the scanner/computer for diagnostic and fix it. You can have some problem with PCM+or ignition coil+BCM+sensor +sparkplug+wires, distributo etc.
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Could be a short in the ignition. Purchase some dielectirc grease and apply some of this to the key this may solve the problem.

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could be fuel pressure regulator or possibly the injectors themselves also might try replacing the fuel filter. if u havent already done it. maybe that will help.

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throttle position sensor failures can cause that problems.

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Did you got the fuel pressure checked.As you say it sometimes not starting and sometimes starting, this indicates that fuel pump is bit weak, its not letting fuel to the engine.Try spraying starter fluid to the throttle body and then see is it starting with starter fluid.When you face the no start problem like this at that time spray the starter fluid and see if its starting up right.If it starts then its fuel pump and filter issue.The pump is loosing its pressure.-------------But if the same no start problem with starter fluid too, then it can be air filter blocked issue or transmission trans-axle issue or shift bezel issue or it can be low tire pressure issue.----------
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