1990 Ford Fiesta Festiva Starter?

Tiny
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  • 1990 FORD FIESTA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 170,000 MILES
Turn the key to try to start the car, and you may get nothing for a couple of seconds, but then the starter will begin to turn slwly, eventually getting up enough speed to crank the engine. Drive the car up to operating temperature, kill it, and the starter may crank the engine right back and it may do the same as before. Intermittent problem. FYI - The ignition switch is worn and the key will come out while the switch is on. Thought this could be related.
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 9:07 PM

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Tiny
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The ignition switch needs to be replaced to be sure it's not related. But I think it's more likely the battery/starter motor or connection's is the fault.

STARTER CRANKS SLOWLY
Ensure battery is fully charged and cables are clean and properly connected. Check for short to ground. If problem still exists, clean and tighten connections at starter relay and battery ground connection on engine. If problem continues, replace starter.
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 9:32 PM

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