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Sometimes car won't start

At times car will start just fine then later in the day wont start at all. When I turn the key power goes on to radio, lights etc but car does not crank or maky any other noise. Today I turned the key and just held it on and about five seconds later the engine turned over and car is running great. This is still a sporadic problem but mechanic says it could be my starter

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  • rodscarving May 11, 2010

    thanks for the advice, now the car starts at times but still is randomly nnot starting. It cranks now but wont start. it has a new fuel relay but started for a few days and now back to the same problem - sitting i n a parking lot for 30-45 minutes before it decides to start again. What else could it be?

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It sounds like your mechanic is right, to me it sounds like its just a dirty old starter having trouble making contact and turning... thats all. Once you replace it with a new starter that has a clean armature and new solenoid, it should start like clockwork!

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