Ingination problem

Tiny
ADAM1
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  • 2001 DODGE INTREPID
  • 130,000 MILES
Car does not start when key is turned. Only a mechanical clicking sound is heard. After turning key a various amount of times to an on and off position it will start however. What is causing this and what needs to be done to fix this problem?
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 6:17 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Check if you have the little silver Nippendenso starter. They commonly develop worn solenoid contacts. The symptom is one kind of loud clunk from the starter each time you turn the ignition switch to "crank". It will crank after enough attempts but the problem will get worse over time. The contacts can be replaced for 20 bucks but most people just replace the entire starter.

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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 1:15 AM

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