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What does the battery voltage read when you turn key to start and the solenoid clicks/ Did you remove spark plugs to see if engine will turn? If there is fluid on top of piston, starter will not be able to turn the engine.
remove the two spark plugs and see if engine will spin, A safety switch would keep solenoid from engaging or clicking!
You want to see if there is fluid on top of a piston. So you remove the spark plugs, and try the starter, if it has fluid, it will come out the open spark plug holes and free up the engine. You would then replace the spark plugs and see if engine runs.
Battery cables clean and tight at the battery and the cables, negative to the frame, and posiitve to the starter solenoid?
The fuse brings power to the key switch, The click at the solenoid seems to indicate the starter solenoid is not closing, or the starter has failed. If you jump the two cable terminals on the starter solenoid, with an old screwdriver, will the engine turn?
Starter solenoid may be bad!
That's why you need cheap voltmeter! Thanks, ***** ***** to close.