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Initial turn of key just emits a click sometimes several but eventually it does start. Is this a common problem

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Hello abusroe.
Most of the time when I see a problem such as this come into my shop it is a bad starter.
The contacts on the solenoid over time get burned and don't make a good connection or the armature contact brushes are worn.
Also the lead into the starter from the solenoid can become corroded and not carry enough current but this isn't your issue as it does eventually start.
If you don't repair it soon it will eventually fail.
I hope this helps you towards a proper repair.

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