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My 87 dodge when I try to start it. It just makes a clicking sound. I have put new starter and altenator on and charged battery

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On my 85 i had the same problem if you look by the firewall peel back the wire conduit plastic cover ther are several fusablelinks in there cut them all out on at a time and use a **** connecter to take out the fusable links. if that dont work you can try to ground out th neutal safety swith.

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Hello you should check for bad ground cable or cable mounting at the engine . you can bipass with jumper cables for a quick test.

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