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Starter turns over but wont run sometimes (once every 2 months)

Wait 5 or 10 min & it may start OK
tow it to the repair shop & works OK every time
has done this about 6 times in the last year

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  • ron osborn May 08, 2012

    problem has been solved by the dealer---was an intermittant fuse block assy (located under the hood in the engine compartment) evidently one of the sockets for the fuses or relays that supply voltage to the chip key recognition was bad.

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More than likely the starter contacts or solenoid are going bad which explains the intermittent staring problem. You can take out the starter and see if you can replace the contacts or replace the starter entirely. Since this is a starter problem a diagnostic scanner will not be able to pin point the problem. I would recommend replacing the starter altogether. A rebuilt or used one can cost appr. $300 and another $400 labor unless you can DIY.

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