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Sometimes when I turn the key to start,get just a click and after several tries will start up.Battery terminals were pretty dirty, cleaned and replaced both lugs. problem still remains, it happens maybe once or twice a week

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The most common cause of a "No Crank" condition is a bad starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is a large coil that, most often, sits on top of the starter and engages the Bendix drive with the flywheel and sends power to the starter. If the internal coil goes bad, the solenoid won't engage the Bendix or turn the starter on. This condition will not cause any noticeable noise other than the clicking.

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I've read some of the other solutions and i agree with the ones i read, so with that being said the only other problem would be the' fly-wheel' if there are any broken teeth on the fly-wheel which is the worst case if every thing else dosen't work, But make sure the starter is positioned correctly because that too will cause problem starting.

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Replace the starter

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