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Is the solenoid separate , from the starter on a 89 dodge p/u , is it mounted on the fire wall under the hood ? the truck wont turn over with charged battery , but there is a clicking on something that looks like a solenoid under the hood , on the fire wall ,

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You have a solenoid that is built into the starter (a bit less independent than what you find on GM starters) And you have a relay solenoid usually on the firewall or fender.

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