2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx needs 2-3 cranks to start

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#1

my car’s starter needs as least two or three cranks after it has set overnight. After I drive it and the engine is warm it will restart on the first crank. I have been having this problem for a couple of weeks and have never had this problem before. What could be causing this?


#2

Intermittent starts like this are often caused by worned starter solonoid contacts.Take the starter out,and bench test it.Some autoparts store will test it for free.


#3

Tomorrow morning, turn the key to the on position, count to five, and turn the key to the off position. Repeat this two more times. Try to start the car. If it starts right away after that, come back and let us know.