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Starter and Radiator

First my engine could run hot but when I took it in they couldn't find a coolant leak but the coolant levels were still going down and needing to be replaced. Now there will randomly be pools of coolant on the ground under my car.

Also, sometimes my car decides not to start. Moreso, the last past week. If I play with the ignition and the gas it eventually starts up. Do I need a new starter? I got a jump start but it still wouldnt start so that leads me away from the battery.

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The leak wasn't checked very well if coolant is on the ground you have a leak perform a pressure check tool that attaches to radiator cap Starter sounds like loose ignition switch. or a loose3 connection some where check wires to starter all the way back to battery would need some voltage info and year make and model to be more help

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