starter problems

Can some of these symptoms be the result of a bad starter?
Hard start when engine is warm Black smoke from tailpipe Erratic idling IAC valve staying open
Thanks
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No to the last three, and probably not to the first. If the engine spins over, your starter isn't your problem. When trying to re-start, push the accelerator pedal down a bit (maybe 1/16" or so - barely press on it), and see if it starts easier. By doing this, you're cracking the throttle plates open a bit, giving the engine more air (what the IAC should be doing automatically). If that makes the starts easier, you've pretty well narrowed your problem down...
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