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Will not start its clicking but cant tell if its from starter or starter relay

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  • May 11, 2010

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    Benny Freeman May 11, 2010

    clicking noise is usually for the solenoid. 
    also can be called starter relay ( although there is often another relay on larger diesels )
    when you hold the key in the on psition and tap the solenoid ( on the starter motor side) with a metal rod tyre lever or simiar does it start?
    can you put power to the terminal on the starter motor?
    does it spin ?

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You are hearing the starter solenoid,even a high current relay makes little to no noise when it switches,this is probably being bad connections on a battery cable,or battery cable that has gone bad.

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