Starter wont work every once in a while on 1990 Toyota Celica

My car is actually an 87 celica gts Every once in a while, My starter decides its not going to work. For instance today it decided not to work for about 1.5 hours, then on the last try it worked. What happens is all power in the car is fine. Lights are bright and I even got the batter checked. When I turn the key the dashboard lights dim a little, and after a click nothing happens. But it always seems to decide to work a few hours or a few days later.... Any one have any clue what is going on>?

by in New York, NY on April 21, 2009
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ANSWER by on April 21, 2009
Its quite common for the two starter solenoid contacts and plunger to become pitted and fail (intermittently) in these Nippon Denso starters. The starter needs to be removed to repair.
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