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I have to sometimes repeat turning the ignition switch to the crack position before the starter will engage. Sometimes at first nothing happens (the circuit is not made). Lately I have been hearing a loud noise just before the engine turns over as if the ring gear on the flywheel is scraping the starter drive. Do I need a new starter solenoid, new starter, ignition switch or a new flywheel?

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