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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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2) Battery voltage is fine, but nothing happens: Is there a clicking when you turn the key? If so, then check the starter motor. It's likely failed.

3) Battery voltage is fine, but there is no clicking when I turn the key. Check voltage to the starter motor solenoid on the top of the motor. If it is receiving power when you turn the key to crank, yet not moving/engaging, then replace it.

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Bad starter relay wiring connections or ground connection (Inspect, clean, tighten wiring connections).
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