I am having trouble starting my car

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My car will not start easily, I have to turn the key about 5-8 times everytime I let my car sit for a while without starting it. If I recently shut it off it will start fine but if its been like an hour or so it wont start right away. Like no ticking noice, nothing like the battery is completly dead but everything else in the car runs(radio, ac/heating, windows, ect.)Can you help me please. Im not reall car savey so plz break it down barney style

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 AT 12:31 AM

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Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

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