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Have a problem with 1800 1 tunner , don't want to start when hot when ignition key is turned only clicking sound can be heard starter and solenoid already replaced with no change. Thanks Fritz

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Not only starter solenoid can be the problem here. There are other reasons that can cause the ticking sound. I had a similar problem. The solution was that there was a voltage drop somewhere and a relay had to be installed to the starter to rectify this. There can be other defects relating to the starter. I am not aufait with auto-electricals, but I would advise you to consult with one

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