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Check for battery voltage att he "S" terminal on the starter while someone holds the key in the "START" position and there foot on the brake pedal while in park. If you see battery voltage, replace starter. No voltage, trace wiring back through the gear position switch.
the relay ..clicking...does not mean the contacts inside are ok And there is difference between a relay clicking and a solenoid ..clicking if there is a starter...relay...jump it, or replace it ...they are cheap also.. jump the starter solenoid to see if the starter turns over, if so, replace solenoid if nor..check the battery to ground connection on the car frame or motorthis is often overlooked and the starter cannot get the current it needs. power goes from the key to the starter relay to the solenoid to the starterfollow the chain
What engine in this vehicle? Did you have same result after replacing starter? Was replacement starter a new one? If so the solenoid should have been on the starter so there is no other relay. This brings us back to connections cleaning either at the battery or the body/frame ground as mentioned.
also.. jump the starter solenoid to see if the starter turns over, if so, replace solenoid Nicky Olander
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