Re: 1997 Sable will not start
If the theft system is OK, then the battery you bought could have been bad (sitting on the shelf for TOO long, perhaps). If you have another vehicle, swap batteries providing it fits, or use it to boost off of to see if the vehicle will start. Generally if the vehicle doesn't crank and theft system is OK, then a dead battery is a usual sign of the 'clicking' noise you hear. Another possibility could be that the starter wasn't installed correctly, but that generally won't even give you a clicking noise, it'll just seem dead (like my old GMC Savanna van).
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