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Upob starting, all it does is click. the starter and solenoid have been replaced and the battery is 100% chargered. What am I missing?

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If all is good then it has to be a loose ground wire, I would clean the battery posts and clamps , this should solve the problem. Good Luck Tim

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If it's clicking its closing. By the way a new starter will come with a new solenoid

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