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It won't start (except on rare occasions) by itself. If I boost it with my car, it will start immediately every time. The battery is new and tested fine, great cranking amps. I removed the starter and had the small end of the armature (where the brushes turn) turned true as it was slightly out of round. All other components were cleaned, tested and reassembled - the starter was then bench tested and worked great. Once battery and starter were reinstalled the same problem persisted - turning over with a sluggish groan and won't start. Last summer if I went for a run on the highway for 30 to 60 minutes then shut down, I would have to wait twenty minutes before it would start again. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks. George

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Check all the connections from the starter to the starter solenoid and from it to the starter. Also check the ground cable.

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