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Replaced starter and ignition switch and at times the car will not start unless i jump starter and when it acts up it doesnt click and does nothing but everything is energized. also after jumping starter the car will start normal for awhile and eventually start acting up again

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Please check the condition of your battery and charging system. Hydro the battery ... it should read at least 1200. Your alternator should be putting out at least 13 volts.

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