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Car wont start by itself

Car wants to turn over when you turn the key but it wont. To get it running I have to crank the steering wheel to the left and pump the gas and pray. Also, sometimes when i hit the brakes it loses all power and the check gages light comes on, so I have to shift it into neutral and restart it. This can happen and high speeds or while stopped/turning. It happened the other night and the car almost wouldnt start and I was stuck in the middle of the road. any suggestions?

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I've seen on some vehicles with a simular set of problems the A/C compressor clutch started seizing,restricting the belt and made it hard to start and run.This is only if the A/C system was inoperative already.Other than that I would check for vacuum leaks.Listen under the hood when the car is running for a whistling or air sucking noise.

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