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