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The battery is strong, but all I get is a clicking sound when trying to start. The engine doesn't even attempt to turn over.

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Could be a bad connection to the battery; test by noting if the headlights are bright and stay bright while trying to turn over motor. If not, try tightening battery terminals and ground or get replacement terminals. Could be a bad connection at the solenoid (lump on side of starter motor); tighten connections there. Could be a bad solenoid or starter motor; check shop manual for repair.

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SOURCE: 1999 GMC Yukon turns over but will not start, there is a clicking sound, the check engine light came on the last time it started .

check code first get clue what next,could be crankshaft sensor,battery and battery connection.

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You do not want to jump any vehicle made after the
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