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What are some signs that a vehicle has a bad starter?

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There are many symptoms of a bad starter, but one of the most notable symptoms is the vehicle failing to start when the key turns to the appropriate starting position. Because a faulty starter mimics other potential problems that may cause the car to not start, such as a bad battery, it is helpful to narrow down the possibilities by ensuring that the battery is not dead or that the car has enough fuel.

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Aside from failure to start, other common symptoms of a bad starter include hearing a single loud click when turning the key to crank the engine or having the engine turn over very slowly then stop. Vehicles with a low battery generally make a low whining noise when attempting to start the car.

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