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Sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesnt. i have gotten a new battery, had the alternator looked at and said its ok. still its not taken care of the problem. what else could be the problem? have new belts put on . ?????

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Unless you do some testing to determine what it is getting/not getting when it does not start, you will chase this problem forever. Either get a manual and a volt/ohmeter and do the testing yourself or bring it to a reputable shop so they can do it for you. The limiting factor on any good shop is what you are willing to pay to have the issue resolved.(a good shop has well informed experienced techs and real test equipment, not a tire changer with a test light and a hammer)

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Could be a number of issues. Have you changed the gas filter lately? The ignition wires lately? or the spark plugs? Start with the gas filter.

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