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Car will not start occasionally unless the starter selenoid is jumped. Could this be a starter that needs replaced or the starter relay? My daughter is afraid of using a screw driver to start her car and my mechanic can not figure it out.

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Its starter fault.The starter needs to be replaced.Thanks.

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