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Car is hestitating before cranking. Is it the

Car is hestitating before cranking. Is it the starter or possiblity something else?

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Cranks slow,,, have the battery checked. It may have a bad cell or 2.
Also you may have wire with corrosion, which will limt the amount of current/amperage to the starter,,,,,, which may in-turn prematurely burn out the starter.

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    Cranks slow,,, have the battery checked. It may have a bad cell or 2.

    Also you may have wire with corrosion, which will limt the amount of current/amperage to the starter,,,,,, which may in-turn prematurely burn out the starter.

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