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Clicking noise when attempting to start my 2001 Acura RL

I need to know if it's the starter or the battery;.

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The clicking sound is the solenoid trying to operate and engage the starter. Have the battery checked for voltage and load, if it proves to be okay you may have a stuck starter which will require replacement and or repair.

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