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Hi my name is Lorne. I have got a mercruiser 4.3 LX and when I turn the key I get a single click. I thought maybe the battery so I had it tested... Dead as a door nail. So I replaced it but problem continues

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

Engine does not turn over. All I get is the click. All accessories work just not starting.

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Hello. My name is Tan.

Have you checked all the battery cable connections on the engine and the battery? They must be clean and tight. What causes the click is a bad connection, cable or solenoid.

If you have verified all the connections and cables are good then we will need a volt meter to do some testing to find the problem. Do you have a volt meter to do some testing?

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