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Need more info as to what type of vehicle and engine size. Sound as if high resistance in starter circuit. You need to have a starter draw test performed if the battery cables connections and condition are good

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if tested at the autopart store i have seen starters test good but really be bad and same goes with the altenater depending on the sound it makes while trying to start can diagnose the failed part, if it clicks and the battery is good, then the connections on the inside of the starter are bad which in return you would need to replace the starter

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