Starter Issue or Electrical

01Stang65

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For the past couple years I have always noticed every few starts was kinda weak. Finally this week I have been having super slow cranks, borderline not starting at all. How should I determine whether this is a starter issue or more an electrical/ground issue? Where are all the grounds and places I should check?

For what its worth I also have a parasitic draw I was planning on diagnosing this weekend as well, thought it was my radio, but maybe it is starter related.

Edit: After putting the battery on the tender and letting it sit for a day, the car started right up no issue. Has to be an electrical issue right?
 
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tsemmett

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Sounds electrical to me; the starter is just an electric motor, it typically either works or it doesn't.
Bad battery cause this for me (it wasn't holding a charge all that well), but a parasitic draw could certainly discharge the battery enough to cause this.