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Sorry tried to post earlier but lost connection to server. I would check the battery terminals are tight, I've had the same problem. It sounds like the starter is trying to operate but the battery can not supply enough power. If the alternator is duff you should either get the "battery" light illuminated while running or not illuminate when you turn the key to ignition.
Provided neither of these 2 are happening I would say check the battery and make sure the earths are sound and not corroded.
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