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Just hooked up a rebuilt starter,but when i connect the negative battery cable the starter clicks like it is wanting to start. what now?

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    Dana Newcombe May 11, 2010

    Are you possitive that it is the starter clicking? Because the fuel system has to reset every time the battery is disconnected. Have you tried the starter yet? What happens. I just figured out your problem, your starter solenoid is either sticking or, you've got some miswireing situation.

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Is the BATTERY charged?
Often times corrosion is the culprit. Check all battery connections and wires from the battery. Also, make sure the negative wire or GROUND connection on the engine side of the cable is free of corrosion.

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