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Volvo 1994 during starting car sometimes just hear a loud click, click sound and sometimes the car will start. after the car start and turn it off, and restart the car again the car start fine. is this a starter problem. do i need to replace the starter. please explain before buying a new starter.

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There is a worn spot in the starter motor commutator, or the hold in solenoid is worn. either way, this is a common symptom of a starter that requires replacement. the solenoid is integral to the starter. the only way to be absolutely positive is by using a test light - on the small positive terminal, if you have power there when you experience the no start and click condition, the starter has definitely gone bad. also, when changing the starter, dont forget to disconnect the negative battery terminal before hand to avoid shorting out the electrical connection. good luck!

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