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Starter Problems Have a 59 Beetle. Not very proficient with car repair. Replaced originaly starter moter last summer with a new one. Continue to have problems starting car. When turning over I get one of the following: very sluggish crank once or twice like battery can't complete the job, or what sounds like air but no turning over, or the air sound turning ing to maybe one crank. Or, if I'm lucky, it fires right up - but very rarely. Have had to recharge the battery several times because of the work trying to get car started. Did I install the starter incorrectly?

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If it cranks at all than you probably installed the started correctly. You need to check and clean the terminal ends on the battery and at the starter. Turn on the head lights and try starting. If the head light get real dim or go out than you are losing conductivity somewhere.

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