At 175,000 miles, I'd check the fuel pump. In the past, when it would start but not run later on, the pump would warm up and lose pressure output. That output would get down to the point where it was enough to run the car, but not enough to start it. This is a common issue, believe it or not. It could even have completely shut off. Get a friend to turn the key on while you lay on the ground near the fuel tank and listen for a humming sound that lasts about two or three seconds. That sound is the fuel pump priming the system. Obviously if you don't hear it, then the pump isn't running at all. If you do hear it, it may not be putting out enough pressure. You can borrow a fuel pressure test gauge from AutoZone or any other parts shop with a loan-a-tool program. Basically, what you'll do is release the fuel pressure, hook up the gauge, and then turn the key on and see what it reads. Here's our general guide on the process:
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Saturday, January 5th, 2019 AT 8:38 PM