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I have a 2000 Ford Explorer. When I turn the ignition key it clicks but the engine does nothing. After turning the ignition on sefveral times the engine then turns over and starts with its full force, like nothings wrong. Sometimes the car starts on the first try but usually it requires turning the key several times. Thank you for any remedies/suggestions

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Sounds like the starter is bad. Next time it does it hit the starter a few times with a hammer, if it starts right away replace the starter.

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