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I have a 1997 Toyota Avalon. Sometimes just makes a clicking noise when trying to crank it. Sometimes it trys to turn over then stops and makes the clicking noise again. Usually starts if you keep trying. Took 15 minutes the other day but finally cranked. It sometimes goes two to three wks and cranks first time then starts the clicking noise again. Seems to be worse when its raining and/or cold. Have been dealing with this over a year. Dont have another car to drive while mechanic trys to find whats wrong also have very little money to spare. Can someone please help?

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