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Click, Click, before it starts

I have a 1996 2wd isuzu rodeo. For the past week it would drag or hang before it started. While deployed wife said that she had the battery filled on the last oil change and when I checked the fluid was low again, so I went and replaced the battery. After replacing the battery the same thing; it would drag or hang as it would start. I then thought it was the starter. So I went to Auto Zone and replaced the starter. As soon as I connected the battery, after replacing the starter I tried to start it then there was a "Click". All the lights were good and the battery was strong. I tuned the key again three times and again "Click, click, click, then it started. I turned off the truck and tried it again and the same click, click, then it would start. I am sure that the clicking sound is the starter getting the power from the battery to turn over, but I dont know why the click, click, start is happening? Thanks for your help.

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Sounds like starter relay or solenoid.

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