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Car has power but will not turn over, it makes a clicking sound--- what may be the problem

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The battery is probaly the problem, Or it may be the starter motor.

Test Battery properly, Charge it for 24 hours.
Check all terminals and connections are clean and tight. On Battery, Earth and starter.

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