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The clicking you hear is the solonied on the starter ie starter switch,sometimes it needs replaced but not often it would drain the battery,get your battery tested as it might be the culpert if it has a bad cell then it will not hold the charge and give you the clicking noise as it has no power to turn the starter.adrian,,,,,,,,,

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