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When turning key it just click we replaced the battery the starter and the sliniod we have chcked the voltage from the battery to the starter

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After 91 most cars & trucks have 2 solenoids- one on the fender & one on the starter. The contacts on the starter are most susceptible to dirt and grease. This is probably the source of your problems. One moment it starts & the next time it just "clicks." To clean the starter contacts, spray with WD-40 & then with brake cleaner (in a can.) Don't smoke around either one & try not to spray into starter motor. Pick up one of those little envelopes of battery grease while you're at the parts store ( they're at the counter) & apply to battery posts & both solenoid's electrical contacts.

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As long as you are getting 12v to the starter it should start.. If thats the case I would bet on the starter is bad.

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Have you checked the neutral safety switch.
that will prevent it from turning over.

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Check your ground wire.

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