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Starter problem ls 400

When turn key in ignition clicking sound. usually one click for each turn of the key. afer playing with the key in the ignition, it usually start, but not a strong start. sometimes it start without a problem. help

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It sounds like a bad connection on the starter, if not the check the solenoid and the brushes...

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