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Loud clicking sound. Not the battery. I bought a starter but really do not know where to begin.

I already bought the starter. I am assuming that it is the problem. I am guessing it is an easy install?? Any quick tips?

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Make sure that you disconnect the battery the power wire on the starter will still be hot(live). Good luck with the install.

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