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I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Elcipse GT 6 cyl. I have had 2 starters fail and the 3rd one is showing the early signs of failing. This one after only 2 years. I don't understand why this keeps happening. Basically it starts slow which initially got me to thinking battery. Then after a few days I get a horrible grinding metallic sound. I wait a minute or so, try again and it starts. Then it starts fine for a week and then again with the grinding sound and I can smell electronics smell. Now it has been starting ok, but this morning was a little slow again. I can't find any recalls on the starter, seems to be unique to my car.

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I would replace the positive cable,and the ground cable on the vehicle,try and go larger than what is on the vehicle,I am talking about,how big around the cable is,this will give the starter more amps when starting,and less strain on the battery and the starter,but go ahead and replace the starter,because there might be some damage to it by now,also have the battery checked,load checked,and the alternator out put also.

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