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I am basing my answer on your description. If you are turning the key and you get a click or nothing at times and engine will not turn over via the starter, then this has nothing to do with fuel.
If you are turning the key and the starter is turning the engine over ( belts going round) but will not start, this is a whole other problem and more complex.
if your problem is as described, you have electrical for starter function only. battery, cable, terminal or starter.
Hope this helps
the easiest thing to try with no 4 involved is do the terminal cleaning i suggetsted, At least... rule it out
I appriciate your response, knowledge, and you trying to help me with my car problems.
To give you more information on the symptoms of my car problem: When I turn the key the fans come on and it cranks like its trying to start and turns over, but it never reaches enough power to completely start.
As for the starter: I have had problems with my starter in the past and I know the symptoms of the clicking and it not turning over, and this is NOT the ongoing problem I have now.
I have an idea of some possibilities for the problem:
1. A bad connection in the cables that connect to my battery terminals.
2. Faulty or bad Temp. sensor
Also, I do have a check engine light that is always on. and sometimes when i am driving my break light and my battery light are on (either flashing, or solid) but this does not always occur.
I have recently replaced:
-terminals to battery (although they need to be changed again)
-fuel and air filter
and some others I can't think of at the moment
Any feedback you could give me would be GREATLY Appriciated! Thanks