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Clicking when I turn the key, but not battery not out of charge

So when I put the key in the car and try to start it just clicks. We had the battery tested and it's fine. I'm thinking it may be the started connection to the red battery line. We have to wiggle it at time when it doesn't start. Do you think the wiggling we've done may have wiggled it comletely loose?

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The battery may be fine but the connections are damaged. Try cleanning the terminals. Check the cables all the way to starter.

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If you can wiggle it and get it to start then all you need to do is tighten it up. If the post is corroded you can clean it off with a baking soda and water solution. if that doesn't fix it then you need a starter.

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