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If you hear only a single click - most likely solenoid switch Make sure connections clean and tight on solenoid "Pigtail wire" and also solenoid on top of starter (Ford had some problems with corrosion and connections loosening up over a period of time). If you hear multiple Clicks - check battery connections to make sure clean and tight One other "rap" the stater with hammer or whatever and see if vehicle starts indicating bad starter brushes

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Q: 2001 Sable doesn't start. Only hear a click click click repetitively--is this a starter prob?
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