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My girlfriends car starts up fine but when she shuts its off to run into the store it won't start up for about 10-15 minutes. It runs great but once it is shut off it needs to sit before it starts again. The dash lights up and it clicks but nothing. I have seen this question posted before on other sites but never answered. Please assist if you can!
 

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Id verify the grounds first, just to make sure their good. Mostly the battery connection. Sounds cheesy, but you can get enough of a connection to do lights but not enough to start. Ive just had that happen myself a few weeks ago. Tightened down the negative and all is good now.

Barring that I would suspect the starter or its connections. You can open it up and have her turn the key and see where that click is from. I believe if the solonoid dies you get that because the bendix doesnt extend and so it doesnt turn on the starter motor. (At least thats the operation I think it has.)

Good luck.
 
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