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It just clicks when I go to start the engine

When I go to start the engine and turn the key it just clicks one time, when i turn the key. What is the easiest way to get to the starter of a 1997 GMC Savana Conversion Van. The battery is in good shape.

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Check your battery connection's, if when it clicks one time do the lights go off?Then more then likely bad battery connection.With light switch on move battery connection if lights come on you found your problem.

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