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Seem to have a problem with my starter solenoid. Went to start my car, a 65 with a 289 before i had the clutch fully engaged, tried to start it again and found out it was totally dead. Checked the battery and was told that i had a dead cell, replaced it with a new battery and now all i get when i turn the key is a lot of clicking from the solenoid. What gives?
 
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Chances are you do not have a bad solenoid but rather a bad connection with one of your battery cables. Either a bad ground connection from the - of the battery to chassis or from the + of the battery to the solenoid. Try cleaning and tightening the cables or replace them if old.
 

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Just because the battery is new doesn't mean it's fully charged. Motorcycle batteries are commonly sold "uncharged" and need to be slow-charged overnight before use. Check into it. One of the most common symptoms of solenoid clicking is a low battery. Second would have to be a bad cable connection. I've had to clean the connections two or three times (once in a while) before I got a really good connection.
 
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