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This is a problem common to all vehicles with a solenoid operated starter. That's the little guy mounted on the outside where the heavy batt cable attaches.
As the other answer suggests, you may have low starting current ie flat battery, but I suggest you check the quality of your earth/ground cable from the batt neg post to the chassis and chassis to engine heavy strap if you have one. This is because if the ground is poor, all the juice is trying to get a ground through the wiring harness and this can lead to a massive electrical burn up.
If you use jump leads, connect the ground cable direct to the engine block on a solid part, if it starts right up, check the neg cables as above. Make sure you use serious jump leads 'cos little diddy ones won't pass any current anyway. Check everything carefully before putting hand in wallet.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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SOURCE: When the ignition key is turned a clicking noise is heard.

Sounds like a bad ground. If the battery voltage does not drop when the starter is engaged, the starter is not getting the juice. Check the ground connection again. 90%

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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If the clicking sound is coming from the engine bay, from the relay, you may want to have the starter itself checked out. You need to check if the ground cable from the engine to the chassis is secured. If that is OK, you may want to have the starter motor checked.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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If the battery is weak there won't be enough voltage to engage the solenid so it will click or do nothing. If the battery is good a bad solenoid will also.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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Sounds like a bad solenoid.

Posted on Jan 14, 2011

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