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I do not have a vehicle manual so need to know: The car will not start --has been starting with hesitation for few days--and on the dash is a red flashing light with a key symbol--what does this mean? Starter? Ignition? BAttery? HELP! It is 6pm and I have no manual or repair shop to turn to!

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Key symbol usually means an anti theft of some type, but likely that would not contribute to a hesitation when starting. I can almost with certainty say that the two issues are coincidental and not part of the same problem, starting with hesitation could be a myriad of problems battery voltage fule filter fuel pump, ignition coil, ignition module distributor if it has one and on and on. The thing is you can not give such a super vague description and expect someone to come and save your day for you, tell us the real conditions does this happen when warm or cold or both by hesitation what do you mean slow turning or not catching when turning also is this intermittent or consistent issue does the issue occur when the light comes on.....You need to give a little more info if you want your problems solved for free....

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