If you are hearing one single kind of loud clunk each time you turn the ignition switch to "crank", that is due to worn solenoid contacts inside the starter motor. That is a very common problem with the little silver Nippondenso starters.
Those contacts can be replaced for $20.00, but most people just replace the entire starter. This problem always starts out being intermittent and will get worse over the next weeks and months.
Here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when replacing the starter:
Below are some diagrams that will show you what it will look like on your car.
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Thursday, December 8th, 2016 AT 12:22 PM