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Q: Starter causing sluggish start.

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I went to start my car and it struggled to turn over. The battery is working, but I think it could be the starter.

A: If the engine cranks slowly, the battery or...

If the engine cranks slowly, the battery or its wiring could very well be to blame. The starter and its wiring or an internal engine mechanical problem could also be suspects. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose and repair the problem for you.

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