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For an engine to fire you need 3 things; fuel, air and spark. I assume your air filter isn't extremely clogged so let's move on to fuel and spark. You could have a clogged fuel filter, water in the line or a bad fuel pump. Turn the key to accessory and listen for a whining noise from the fuel tank area, that would be your fuel pump. If you don't hear anything it could be that. If it's water in the line go to walmart or auto zone, buy some ISO HEAT for like $2 and pour it in the tank. If it's spark, your battery might be in such a weakened state that it cannot produce the cold cranking amps needed to start your vehicle. Try attaching jumper cables to another vehicle and see if it works

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