Originally Posted by hackettgtman
Went out to start my 90 SSE and when I turn the key I get one click; does not turn over. If I do this 3-4 times it will fire right up. What I'm wondering is whether there is something in the starter that is freezing since it is below zero degrees here. I don't believe it is the battery. Anyone have this sort of thing happen and get it fixed to know exactly what it is? When I looked up starter parts I noticed there is a starter and a starter selenoid.
I don't think this is the solenoid. The starter would spin freely without turning the motor if it were.
Sounds like a low voltage problem or the starter brushes are worn past their limit. The repeated clicking jogs the armature to a good spot and then it turns over.
In that case you will need to R&R the starter or change the brushes as I did when this happened the same day as the NEBF.