Starter grounds

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Been having starter issues for as almost 2 years now. Starter clicks but won't turn over until I give the key a few more turns. Thought it might be a grounding issue so I've been going through all my grounds to check. My negative battery cable was a frayed so I replaced that, regrounded inside the trunk and on the PPF. Problem still persists. I wanted to add a ground strap to the starter to make a stronger ground, but I don't know where to connect it to. Has anyone had this issue before or added a ground strap to their starter?
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ive had the same issue for about 2 years also. i replaced the starter 3 times and nothing changed... ive also cleaned the ignition switch, and replaced it as well, still nothing...

i ended up buying a push to start button and wired it directly to the starter.
I had this same issue. I tried 3 different starters as well as running 0 gauge power and ground wires to the starter, shimming it, and even hot wiring it. I eventually got a low mileage gear reduction nb starter and havent had any issues. I have 3 friends, one with a 240sx, one a supra, and one an rx7. ALL OF THEM DO THE SAME THING so its not just a miata probem. I think its just starters from that time are all so old lol. It got to the point where I was clicking the key 10-12 times in a row one minute and the next it would go 1st try. I realized that when I changed starters, the issue would go away for about a couple weeks each time and each starter I pulled out had a different issue, one was a the soleniod, one was the actual motor, and one never had the issue on my bench. But I got 2 nb gear reduction starters for cheap and both are still going strong for about 1 year now (both my miatas had this issue lol)
I'm gonna try this... my problem persisted even when I went to a different chassis... so this makes sense.
Thank u!
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