1970 VW bus wont start and clicks?

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Assuming the battery is charged, battery cables in good condition, clamps tight on posts, and good connection at starter and ground, my guess is that the INSIDE of the battery cable clamps, and or outside of posts, need cleaning. Get a wire brush made for this at your auto supply store. Be gentle when removing the battery cable clamps. Don't pound on the battery posts or clamps when removing the clamps.

You have a new battery? I have seen mechanics install new batteries and not bother to clean the inside of the cable clamps. Sears once installed two new batteries in my car before I fixed the problem myself by cleaning the inside of the clamps!

I think I would start by cleaning the inside of the cable clamps.

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