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Hard starts / battery good / spark plugs new /starts from a jump right away

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Since it starts right away with a jump start...this proves that the battery may be weak though it may show ok or good, try to load test the battery and see the draw in ampheres.

Best would be to replace the battery.
Hope this helps!

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