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Try and determine where the clicking is coming from, if starter/solenoid, current getting to starter, bad starter. Normally if a relay goes south one won't hear a clicking from the relay as it will be dead.

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Try and determine where the clicking is coming from, if starter/solenoid, current getting to starter, bad starter. Normally if a relay goes south one won't hear a clicking from the relay as it will be dead.
At this point I don't know what it is or was, as it hasn't happened in almost a week. I did spray the battery terminals with contact cleaner and sprayed the shifter mechanism with wd40, and now it goes right into park w/o being hung up and not being able to remove the key. Wonder if that had something to do with it?
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Try and determine where the clicking is coming from, if starter/solenoid, current getting to starter, bad starter. Normally if a relay goes south one won't hear a clicking from the relay as it will be dead.
I have come across many relays that will "click" but the internal contacts were either burnt or covered in corrosion...
A "click" will not guarantee a good relay..

If I had a dollar for every relay that clicked and didn't work in electronics (audio/video/pro/industrial) and automotive I could buy gas for months..
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I have come across many relays that will "click" but the internal contacts were either burnt or covered in corrosion...
A "click" will not guarantee a good relay..

If I had a dollar for every relay that clicked and didn't work in electronics (audio/video/pro/industrial) and automotive I could buy gas for months..
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As relays are of different designs, it certainly depends on what type/location of relay you're referring too. The smaller type relays are dead and no clicking would be heard, at least the units I've seen, but if you're speaking of the starter solenoid, if 12+ volts at starter, and the solenoid clicks, but the armature/drive assembly is not energized, I'd say a bad solenoid/starter.
Time will tell.
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Follow up to this issue. After lubing up the shifter back in Feb, the problem went away. My son drove the car all year, no issues. Fast forward to now and the cold weather again, bam, turn the key and the click came back intermittently again the last couple weeks. I'm not convinced it's the starter as it would have clicked at start during the spring and summer as well. Any thoughts?
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Tried a new relay, no success. Putting in a new starter tomorrow.
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Replaced starter, so far so good.
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Hopefully that was the problem. With the starter off you can jump the terminals to see if continually works.
If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the replacement starter?
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Hopefully that was the problem. With the starter off you can jump the terminals to see if continually works.
If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the replacement starter?
So far so good, no intermittent click. When I bought it, there was a $10 off coupon, so I got it for $90. https://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p...156_0211432804
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Good move. Thought maybe it came from AZ whose quality is suspect.
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