Integra '91 , intermittent starting troubles ?

Integra '91 LS, 3dr HB , 5 spd
First Symptom: occasionally (intermittent), when trying to start car , get noticeable click from down inside engine compartment but no engine turning over just silence,
turn key off try again, hear same click but this time engine turns over strong (chuga chuga) and engine fires right up.
3 weeks LATER --- SAME Symptom , intermittent *BUT* becoming slightly more frequent in occurrence. Sometimes i may have to go through 2-4 cycles of turn key clicks and silence, re-do --- before the engine *Catches* (so to speak) and it chuga chugas strong and fires up easy when the chuga chuga occurs ?
Any Ideas hints tips ....
thanks, robb
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1) Poor connections between battery and starter 2) Battery not holding full charge 3) Starter going bad (unlikely if original)
Next time the car does this, turn the dome light on and observe how it behaves when you turn the key and all you get is a "click". Does the dome light dim to nothing? No dimming at all? Other?
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Time for a new starter. Or possibly brushes and commutator on the old one if you like doing your own rebuilds. --scott
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robb wrote:

Hi, Make sure batter connections(grounding) and to starter is tight. Then you have good pointers from replies in this thread.
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Next time this happens take one jumper cable and connect between tghe batter negative and the engine block. If the proble goes away you have a bad connection between the engine block and the battery.
Two solutions fix the direct problem (often a hassel) or run a second ground directly between the battery neg cable and the engine bock. There are a lot of such fixes running around)
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