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Car wants to turn over but wont start.

This past week I have had to get my car jumped a few times. When it first started I would tap on gas while turning the key to turn on. Now that doesn't even work. It sounds like it wants to turn over but wont. could it be my battery, alternator, or starter?

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Possible battery already in bad condition, also inspect battery terminals they are known to create too much corrosion, need to start by replacing battery

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