Q: Q: Starter problems

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Ok, my Mercedes won't start when I get in and turn the key so I think I need a starter right? But also when I pop the hood and Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery and reconnect it and get back in the car. The car will start right up with no problem. What do you oppose the problem is or what part Is going bad ?

My car has 123658 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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