Q: I have a starting problem with my car

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i have starting problem with my car and i am unable to distinguish whether it is bad starter or battery problem .It seems that battery is good , as indicators and head lamps ,horn are working when i start my car i am not hearing any cranking sound which i used to here before and i used to accelarate when i used to start my car

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It sounds like what you are describing may be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly, you may notice intermittent starting problems including no response when turning the key to start. Generally, when this does fail, it does so very randomly and usually without warning other than intermittent starting. The power from the battery will still power other accessories such as radio, horn, etc., but you may not have any power to the starter. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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