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My starter...can I tap it to start?

Someone told me if I tap my starter it may this true?

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If you are trying to start the car, and the starter solenoid is hanging up, tapping on it sometimes frees it up enough to engage the starter motor to turn over the engine. This is a two person operation - one to turn the key, the other to tap on the starter/starter solenoid. The problem will only get worse - eventually, the solenoid or starter will fail completely. Best bet is to schedule a time to get it fixed instead of waiting for it to fail completely, likely at a bad time for you.

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