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Car will not start.

When I turn on the ignition switch, all of the electrical systems come on; however, something in the engine area makes a clicking sound.  Could this be a problem with the starter?

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Yes or it could just be a loose connection @ the starter and/or battery. Check your battery connections and possibly clean them and check the connection at the starter

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