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When trying to start , starter makes a loud clicking noise and motor does not turn over

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The battery is either dead, or there is a bad connection. Try to jump start it with a car. Positive to positive, Negative to ground and see if it starts. If it starts then, its probably the battery. Remove it and have it tested.

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