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The click you are hearing is most likely the start slenoid making contact, however you should short the large wires @ the solenoid to make certain the starter still doesn't run, if so try tapping the starter with a hammer to shift the comutator a litle and try to start. Even if it now starts the starter will continue to give you problems so the proper fix is change the starter
Does the battery have enough capacity to turn over the engine though? Even flat car batteries will still power the radio. The best way would be to jump start the car uing a set of jumper leads. If it starts you know it is the battery that needs replacing.
If it still wont turn over then it is most likely the solenoid in your starter motor. You can often tap the starter motor with a hammer and free the solenoid as a temporary fix. The starter motor is loacted at the back of the engine on the bell housing if rear wheel drive, or around the tranmission if a front wheel drive.
What you describe is the classic symptom of a failed starter motor. It's not the motor itself, but the starter solenoid which has failed and as they're part of the starter motor assembly on modern vehicles you have to replace the complete starter motor.
It is an easy DIY job if you have the right tools (a 1/2" square drive socket set and a few spanners). Otherwise, expect to pay for half an hour's labour on top of whatever the starter costs.
sometimes is better to replace the entire starter and not just the solenoid that way they are usually under a lifetime warranty and you can just exchange them. it does sound like you have gotten faulty solenoids though.
the starter solenoid is on top of the starter, the starter is on the bottom rear of engine, the problem u are discribing is a defective starter solenoid, with this type of starter I doubt that tapping on it will make the truck start, u will need to replace the starter solenoid.
When you had the starter checked did you check the solenoid on the starter? If you can find a way to get to it, try using something hard to tap your solenoid and then try starting it. If that doesn't work try tapping the solenoid and starter while someone else turns the key. The starter may be good but the solenoid could be stuck inside. Hope this helps let me know how it goes. Good luck!
Inside the starter is a bendix drive. This is what engages the flywheel. There is a return spring that disengages the bendix when the soleniod power is cut. I know you said you had new starters put in , but there still remains a problem with the starter. You can replace just the bendix drive. If you are going to take it to a shop the labor to just remove the starter and replace the bendix will probably cost you as much as a starter. If you replace the starter make sure you use a reputable company that remanfactures the part. There are good one and bad ones out there. You get what you pay for.
Possible faulty starter motor. If it is stuck on, you will not always know, it will drain your battery and burn itself out, particularly the solenoid. It could blow other fuses, check and replace if required. Try replacing starter motor. Some times you can give the starter motor a sharp tap and it will work but not always, first sign of a dodgy starter motor is click click click.
It sounds as though the solenoid on the starter is stuck. if it is a used starter a light tapping with a hammer may release it (very light). DON"T tap it if it is a new or rebuilt starter you may void your warranty. If it is a new starter it should have a warranty. If installed at a garage call them for warranty repair if you installed it yourself pull it off and take it back for replacement. Most places I deal with for starters and alternators, either new or rebuilt have least a 1 year warranty. mike