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Sometimes starter clicks, sometimes turns over engine

I have a 1987 Chevrolet Nova. Problem has existed in warm weather, as well as very cold weather. New battery installed about 3 months ago. Sometimes when I turn the key, the starter engages, turns over the engine, and starts the car. Occassionally, however, when I turn the key, the starter does not activate. Instead, I hear a clicking sound by the starter. Usually, if I try it again after a lapse in time, from a minute to about an hour, turning the key activates the starter and starts the engine. I have not check for loose wire connections by the starter, but question if this is the cause, nor do I believe it is starter overheating. Any ideas? Thanks.
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You may have to replace he starter and starter cylinoid

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