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Fusible link from the starter

I changed my starter and i reattached the wires and the battery cables. The only sound im getting now is the starter relay fuse clicking and the fuel pump engaging, no sounds from the starter. Prior to changing the starter, it would click once when i turned it over but not start for about 20 tries then would fire up. I tried jumping it thinking there wasnt enough power to it and then a trickle of smoke came from by the starter on the left side and then no more sounds from the starter since even after i changed the starter. Ive checked the connections and they are fine. I have no tester so i am leaning toward the fusible link in between the starter and the alternator. ANY suggestions or intelligent answers would be greatly appreciated. Spent my last on the starter and fusible link replacements but need to know how to...

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