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We took the starter off my brothers 91 se-r today because all it does is make a loud clicking sound from the starter. So I took it to the auto parts store and they checked it out and they said it works. So I push started the car and then i turned the key, it made a grinding sound like it should make if you try to start a car when its already running. So Im guessing the starter isnt broken but i dont know why its making that clicking noise and why it wont work is the car is turned off? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
 

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auto parts stores are stupid , they make the crappiest starters too, the go bad every 3 months, take it to them and demand they give you a new one even if there stupid machine sais it works. I have had the same problem over and over again. the starter gets hot and the solenoid doesnt want to work, so all you get is Click Click.

the solenoid is probly bad.

get a new starter
 

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HALT read this b4 u go get a starter

u may want to make sure your battery is up to par.. u say u pushed started it THEN turned it over and it grinded like it would normally( with this though the car has got ALTERNATOR POWER) but when the car is off , it relies solely on the battery which in your case may be struggling. check that u may have a dead cell or a bad/corroded connection. if its not that i agree wit josh , go get a starter.
good luck
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make sure the ground is connected to the starter also.
 
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