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Starting click, click, click, when turning key. Then it will finally turn over. possible starter. can I replace just the solonoid or do i have to replace the Entire starter unit?

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Hi tabyron,before you attack your starter load test the battery and make sure the terminals are clean and not corroded also make sure the starter connections are tight and that the solenoid ground strap are in good shape when you do this and have the truck running check the alternator output.If it turns out that the starter is the culprit I personally prefer to change it out solenoid and all. hope this helps you good luck

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