The key needs to be turned 3 times before car will start?

My 2004 Optima will not start unless the key is turned 3 times. I cleaned battery terminals but problem still exists.

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I suspect that your car is trying to tell you that somethings wrong. How are your dash warning lights doing after it starts up? I'd take it to Auto Zone and get a free diagnostic readout of your cars computer to see if it will tell you what's wrong.

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Here is something I learned ;-) If you are in CA Autozone does not offer this service. AAMCO does ;-)


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