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Intermitant starting problem. When you turn the

Intermitant starting problem. When you turn the key there is a whirring sound. If you turn it two or three times the vehicle starts. This starting problem is getting consistently worse.

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It is called the starter bendix or starter drive. It is not engaging the ring gear of the engine., thus you hear the whirrrrrr. (very good explanation)
You will need to replace the starter.
Please let me know if you wish to attempt this repair yourslef, I will give you step by step instructions.

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