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1994 E150 won't start--just clicks once

Battery is new -- has full charge--new solenoid--good cables--clean connections.

What do I check next?

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  • Troy Bennett May 11, 2010

    starter

  • Shane Peterson May 11, 2010

    have you load tested the battery?

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It definitely needs a starter be careful the bolts dont brake they are half inch

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