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Have to hit starter 2-3 times, sometimes more before car starts - have replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, throttle control unit and idle sensor - has not cured problem - however, when unit warmed up, it will start first crack ???? what are we missing ????

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    had the same problem recently,piece of the copper windings on the armature inside the starter housing had fractured,for some reason.Had to smack the hell out of the housing before it would start,...finally had to replace the starter but thats what the deal was for me!!!

  • sugarshack Dec 22, 2008

    HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM BUT ADD STARTING FLUID IT STARTS RIGHT OFF THEN RUNS GREAT

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When you say you have to "hit" the starter, do you mean literally? If so, then you need to replace your starter. I've had several cars where the starter went out and if you bang on the starter it will usually start up. That wouldn't have anything to do with your fuel pump or idle sensor. Replace your starter.

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