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Avanti R1, 4042 Starter

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Just tried to start my automatic shift Avanti , and starter would not "kick in".  As the key is turned, there is a solid click [not a chatter sound], but the starter does not turn over.  A check of the battery shows it to be fully charged, and a test of trying to start while the headlights are on shows no dimming of the lights during the attempt. 

Are there any easy suggestions to solve this problem ?  In the past there have been no starter issues.  Thank you

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Check the voltage from the solenoid to starter connection when someone turns the key. If you have voltage, which I think you will, tap the starter lightly with a small hammer or pipe to see if that helps. If that doesn't work, probably bad starter. 

If no voltage, either bad relay or no voltage to relay. Then check the voltage to the solenoid. 

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Check the cable ends as well...if they're loose or have corrosion build up you can experience the same symptoms.

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