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wont start with key

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Vehicle Information: Year: 97; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2.5ltr; Total Mileage: 32,907; Transmission: Manual;

I stalled the car after 15 miles and tried to restart it. when you turn the ignition on and the car goes through its self checks the dash lights don't go out the starter just seems to "chatter" and the windows go up/downapprox 2" checked battery electrolyte level, was good. i disconneted the ground cable for approx 5 minutes and tried again, car still wouldn't start. i was on a sloping road and "bumped/push" started it and it ran. all the dash lights went out(radio wouldn't work)drove home 11 miles and it ran fine. before i turned it off i checked the charging voltage at the battery, 13.7 volts loaded and unloaded low and high rpm's. turned car off and it wouldn't restart (same dash light &starter chatter scenario) car will start with a "bump" but not with key.(and i can't always park it on a hill). could it be driven to the dealers or should it be towed. is this is diy fix as i do all my own work? thanks Des Young

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