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After driving a long distance engine will not engage.

After engine is hot I have to let vehicle sit until engine cools before it will start.

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This is a classic symptom of a bad starter. When a bad starter is cold, it will start the car but as it heats up, it takes more and more power to make the starter function. If when the car is hot, you still have functioning headlights and other electrical accessories, you are most likely looking at a bad starter and need to replace it. Hope this post answers your question.
Best of luck.
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