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Battery is good only turns over when it wants to

Starter is 7 months old is there a starter relay somewhere is it the ignition switch or some other relay because I can here a reley clicking under the dash when it wont start

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You can hear the relay clicking!! You must have a bad cable,either positive or negative or you need to clean very good the posts on your batter. Make sure the either posts are not loose from the battery.It would take a hard hit to losen them.Try what I just typed in and I;ll bet ya it will start!!
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