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My car turned off while driving. When I try to turn it on again It feels it wants to start but that is it! I feel like the fuel system has a failing. Any suggestion on how to start on this?

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Why the fuel system? I would bet a ignition issue as it takes the most punishment. A bad coil pack would be my first bet. At any rate rent a OBD code reader from an auto store an check codes. It should tell you where your issue is. Beyond spark, Crank position sensor may be an issue as it doesnt send a CEL signal.

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