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Starter doesn,t engage sometime when the key is first turned but you can turn it off and it will engage after a few times turning it off and on . other time it starts after turning the key off and then back on.

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Does this seem to be getting worse (have to turn key on and off more than before to start?) Your starter is on the way out. Replace it before it won't start at all.countrycurt0

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