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Probably the solenoid on the starter. Is that what is clicking? Listen for it, if clicking at the starter, probably a bad starter solenoid. Some cars, not all, have a starter relay in the starting circuit. If clicking at a relay block and not from starter, check for a start relay.
change battery cables. get rid of those small gauge wires and put wire in that will draw amps. I had one car that would kill battery every year and found out the cables were to light to keep it working properly.. both the positive to the starter and the ground cable are way to small for the car. clicking means it isn't getting enough power to the starter to spin the motor !
Generally this means yr battery is shot. get it chkd. otherwise it is the connection to the starter motor or earth wiring. Basically it indicates that the main stream power from the battery is not there and therefore not enough to start the motor. cheers
One single click or a series of rapid clicks.
One single click would indicate that the starter is starting to go bad. A series of rapid clicks would indicate a weak battery.
If you don't get it fixed than you have three options.
1. Pray it starts
2. Cross your fingers
3. Don't shut off the car after you have started it.
my 96 rodeo does alot of the clicking B/S.. for about 3years though and the clicking has never interfered with anything but my own nerves. a friend of mine has the same make and model, and his does the same clicking thing, and also runs good. Most the Rodeos/Passports/pathfinders around the same year i see Also make the same clicking noise.. My guess is the clicking might not be related to your starting issue... Good Luck :)