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My dodge aries wont start every time. I turn the key several times and it makes a clicking sound before it tries to turn over and ever when the engine catches it wont start completely. I changed the alternator a year ago and know the symptoms that my car had then its not the same symptoms. I think it could be the battery or my starter. Does anyone have a better idea?

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The clicking is the starter solenoid which is normal, the starter motor is not making a good contact due to it's worn, a starter replacement will fix the problem.

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