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New battery ,makes a clicking noise when trying too start it

I was driving my car and it just started too just die off on me and then i pulled over too se what was going on and tried too start it again but it wouldent start and all it did was make a clicking noise and i got a new battery

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Starter solenoid bad or a loose cable to the starter perhaps

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