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When i push the starter button, there is a clicking sound...engine tries to turn over but then stops and only the clicking sound remains. i recently replaced the battery. cranked right up after replacement but a couple of weeks later, back to just the clicking sound.

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Charge the battery up fully and see if it will start. I am betting that the battery was dead. when you get it started you are going to want to test and see if the motor is charging the battery. Use a volt meter and have the battery charged fully and start the engine. With the charger off the battery take the volt meter and touch the + with the red lead and the - with the black lead. At idel you should have 13.6 volt of higher but no more than 14.2 Now rev the motor up to 3000 rpm and the volt meter should jump up as you rev it. If it does not then the reg/rec is bad or the stator went bad.

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The clicking sound you heard most likely the starter solenoid engaging the starter. Only in this case it's failing to engage the starter. This is a classic symptom of a low battery. Here's why.

In a perfect world, when you turn the key to start:
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