What could be the problem if the car is showing starter problems but the starter is good?

Tiny
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  • 1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE

The car simply makes a clicking sound when I turn the key. I removed the starter had it checked out and it was good apparently. The car had a bad wire so I replaced them all and the distributor cap as well.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 4:05 PM

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Tiny
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The solenoid may be working but the motor may be bad.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 4:06 PM
Tiny
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Bench test for starter motors are not foolproof. A failing starter would work when some knocks are applied but it would fail intermittently when in vehicle.

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 AT 4:36 PM

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