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when I turn the key on without trying to even start  the truck it make,s a clicking noise under the hood on the left fender and then when I try to start it make nothing but a clicking noise down at the starter also what is the probelm here thank you, Bert

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Hi Bert,
Clicking sounds, if coming from relays and solenoid switches, usually mean the battery voltage is too low to properly power up the device. So check out the condition/age (in comparison to the warranty life) of the battery and also verify that the clamps are tight and - post clamp wire is firmly grounded to the chassis and the engine block. If you have a voltmeter measure what the voltage reading is and let me know.
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