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When i turn the key to start the car the starter boggs down and sometime wont even wind the motor over.

Sometime it will sluggishly wind over other times not at all. Other times its perfect. Once car has started or sometimes not if I turn the key off and try it again it normally is fine and starts but not always. The battery has tested fine and starter has new brushes etc. tested fine also at a cost of $155

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  • Battyz Jan 22, 2013

    Yes I have checked that. Also checked and cleaned the earth from the motor to chassis and chassis to battery.

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Have you checked the starter wiring and battery connections for corrosion?

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Sounds like a bad starter solenoid, usually cheapest and easiest to replace the starter and solenoid as a unit. It is always best to check for power between the solenoid and the starter with a test light, if the solenoid clicks but the test light doesn't light up you have found the problem in the solenoid.

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I think you answered you own question, when you said "it almost seems that the battery is dying," Drive it (while you can) to a parts store and get a FREE check of your charging system. They can tell you if it's the battery-low charge, which may indicate the alternator is bad- or a battery that is ready to retire, (and it also could be the starter, but I'm betting it's the battery). Let me know what you find.

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Dirty terminals, happens all the time. Did you have the battery tested? Or just know it's OK? Did you check the water? How about the electrolytes? Get the terminals cleaned off with a wire brush, and scrape the insides, make sure they are tight. I have replaced more batteries this week, must be the weather. One was stone dead, 5 volts and still started the car?? Couldn't believe it, good car. The other 2 were dead with 12+ volts but wouldn't start anything, both got new terminals, and both got cleaned up. NO problems. Check it out. Lastly, the solenoid in the starter could be bad if everything else checks out, whack it with a hammer while turning the key, if it jumps, you found it.

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