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Sometimes it will not start, like all the lights work batterys good but will not even turn over. It seems like you leave it sit for sometime and than it starts.

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Possible that the battery connection smust be taken out , cleaned and set back . Make sure the connections to the starter is intact, when you start does the solenoid engage onthe starter motor if so does the engine turn over, If not the starter, the solenoid must be checked , cleaned and reset.

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