My problem was...
"The main problem I have with starting it after not using it is that the
engine cranks erratically. By that I mean that it will turn a couple of
times, stop for a couple of seconds, stop again, etc. (all the while holding
the key on). I then stop for a minute or two to let stuff cool down, then
The solution was a new starter.
The bushing in the old one didn't *look*
bad but when turning the spindle by
hand, you could definitely feel the eccentricity.
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