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Car runs fine but i have trouble getting it to start, when i turn the key it dose nothing after a few tries it fires up but slow what do i need to replace.

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Could be starter, could also be battery and or altenater.
take it to a auto zone or advanced auto they will check your battery and altenator for free after yourule that out then you can look at the starter as the likely probblem

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