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The solenoid click sounds very strong, implying that you have a charged battery and the ignition circuit is functioning out to the solenoid. Suspect an issue with the starter motor. Is the starter motor installed and connected properly?
can you hear the starter click at all take a hammer and tap on the starter if that works then you know the starter is bad, if you are comfortable enough take out the battery and the starter and take them to your local autozone have them tested just because a battery is fully charged doesn't mean that it doesn't have a dead cell or 2. They can test the starter also
If the starter turns "slower than normal" then the starter is not in proper working conditions and is drawing too many amps...why would you put a starter back in when you know it's not working properly? Check all your cables to and from the starter for corrision, check your grounds. Check your starter relay... Take your battery in and have it "load tested" to determine the health of the battery. "Fully charged" does not mean it's a good battery.
More info would be great but first make sure battery is fully charged. A repeated clicking sound would suggest that the battery is low. A sngle click would say that either the battery is really low or that the solenoid is working but the starter is worn out. Finally if you hear a click and all other power supply is lost(dash lights), then a bad connection (usually at the battery) is likely.
I would suspect the starter solenoid has failed. A starter solenoid (or starter relay) is the part of an automobile which relays a large electric current to the starter motor, which in turn sets the engine in motion. In many vehicles the solenoid also engages the starter pinion with the ring gear of the engine. The starter solenoid receives a large electric current from the car battery and a small electric current from the ignition switch. When the ignition switch is turned on, a small electric current is sent to the starter solenoid. This causes the starter solenoid to close a pair of heavy contacts, thus relaying a large electric current to the starter motor, which in turn sets the engine in motion. The starter motor is an electric motor that initiates piston motion in a car's internal combustion engine before it can power itself.
Three possibilities I think: First is weak battery. There may be enough juice to light the gauges but it takes power to turn an engine.
Second, bad solenoid. The solenoid is a relay which closes the high current circuit that delivers the cranking power to the starter motor. If you hear clicking in the engine compartment (not the starter) when you turn the ignition switch on it is probably the solenoid engaging and disengaging. However if the battery is weak it won't turn the starter motor. If the solenoid is clicking look at the battery first. The solenoid could be bad but the clicking indicates it's trying to work and there just may not be enough juice to turn over the engine.
Third possibility is the starter motor itself is dead. You have to answer some questions for yourself. Is this an old,neglected car or one that has been taken care of? I would be looking at battery. Can you jump start it? If yes then weak battery is the likely problem. If the car and battery are relatively new and in good condition you should suspect the charging system, that is, the alternator. Did this happen all of a sudden on a car that was running fine recently or has the car been sitting idle for weeks/months.Eliminate the easy stuff. Clean battery terminals? Good battery connections and ground? Try jump start - if yes then follow up battery/charging system. If no start then try to hear for solenoid clicking. If jump start does nothing -figure the solenoid first. If it sounds like solenoid is kicking in but engine does not turn then the starter is looking a little guilty. Jump starting will answer a lot of questions. If the car is really dead then the car that is jumping may have to be connected and revved up a couple minutes to juice up the dead battery enough to turn the starter over. If it turns over a little during the jump start but just barely then you should figure your battery is bad.
unlikely to be immobiliser fault ,so check basics,try a set of jump leads or check battery voltage above 12.5,if the clicking is coming from the starter motor with a fully charged battery then suspect starter motor failure.
Firstly - check that your battery is fully charged. Then check the earth (negative) cable connections and make sure they are 100% clean and making contact. Then check the connections to the starter motor - are they tight, clean and making contact? If all is in order then it sounds as if the starter motor needs replacing or overhauling. Because you can hear a click means that it's likely that the solenoid is working ok but there is a dead spot on the commutator. As a final check, get a friend to turn the ignition switch fully clockwise while you tap the body (not the solenoid) of the starter with a hammer. If the starter turns the engine over then you need a replacement/overhaul.
the clicking noise you are hearing. is generated from low voltage to the starter. the solenoid will not stay closed. to bring primary voltage to starter motor. solution take battery to local parts store have it fully charged, then load tested. the fully charged battery, should be the answer.