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When I turn the key, there is no response; the car has a new battery. Usually it will start after turning it one or two times--occasionally more. Runs fine; starting problem occurs after car sits for several hours. Sometimes when you turn it, it sounds like it will start, but then groans to dead.

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There are few possible areas of problems.These are
1- If battery is new then is it charging well ? Have you tested if the alternator is charging?
2- also it could be with your starter motor, may need checking.

Jump start the car with another car's battery and see if it still groans during starting, If is engine turns well then it is definitely the battery here, which could be it is not charging properly. If it still groans then it is the starter motor. Hope this helps.

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