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Engine won't turn over.

When key is turned, I get 1 click. Frequent attempts eventually lead to success. Happens mostly when car has been idle for a few hours in warm weather.

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Multiple possible causes to your problem. #1. Dead/Weak Battery
#2, connections to the battery, #3, bad cable connection to the starter or Ground (chassis/engine), #4, bad starter/starter solenoid,
#5. Starter Relay, etc. etc. etc. Go to and register (vehicle by VIN). Afterward, you'll have access to technical information (manuals, wiring diagrams, service bulletins, etc) about your vehicle.

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It sounds like your starter/starter solenoid is going out. I suggest replacing your starter. (starter and solenoid come as one unit)

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