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Answered 2006-09-03 10:06:05

One of two things can cause this clicking without a response from the starter, 1 the contacts inside the solenoid are burned or dirty and 2 the starter itself is faulty. The starter solenoid is mounted on the starter. I would assume that this is where the click is coming from there are two large terminals on this solenoid. One is the Battery power direct from the battery and the second is the output to the starter motor. The solenoid is basicaly and electromagnetic switch or relay that makes contact between that battery and the starter when you turn the key. Take a piece of heavy duty wire or a screwdriver and bridge the two bolts on the solenoid where the terminals are afixed , if the starter then turns you can be sure that the solenoid is faulty If the stater does not turn when bridging these two points then you can be sure that there is a fault in the starter motor Hope this is of help

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