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When trying to start the car i hear clicking from starer but car does not star. but if i keep trying a few times it well turn over and start. btw the stater was replaced around feb,2010

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Sounds like an intermittent Earth connection. Check all the battery earth leads where they connect to the Battery, Engine and Body. If possible, disconnect, clean and reconnect.

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