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Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Do you know if the clicking is coming from your starter solenoid?
Are you hearing a single click, or a series of clicks, each time you turn your key to start position?
Thanks for this information. Do you have a 12 volt test light, or a multimeter?
We need to determine if the circuit on your starter solenoid is actually closing, after it clicks. Check for voltage at your starter motor, after you hear the click at your starter solenoid. Hold your key in start position. You may need an assistant.
If you are getting voltage to your starter motor, then we can assume that your new solenoid is okay ...
There are three other possibilities.
1. If your solenoid is not properly grounded, this can prevent it from working properly.
2. If your starter motor has failed, you will hear your starter solenoid click, but your engine will not turn.
3. A faulty new starter solenoid.
If you can check for voltage at your starter motor, after your ignition switch is in start position, this will give you and me a good troubleshooting starting point.
I have seen brand solenoids that did not work. Also, try turning your flywheel by hand, to make sure is engine is not locked.
Thanks for this information. This confirms that your starter motor is good, and your engine is not locked.
When you were installing your new solenoid, did you notice a green ground wire?