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2004 Honda Element - Starter issues

Intermitent cranking of starter. Sometimes I have to turn the key 3-5 times to get it to crank over. Once it does it starts.

Not a wordy fellow are you? Normally I would ask for a bunch of additional info but I’ll make three guesses… bad ignition switch or bad start relay or bad starter solenoid.