Which Post On Starter Solenoid Does Red Wire Go?

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    I pulled my starter during a clutch install and didn't take a picture of which wire goes where. It's a 2003 Mach 1. There are three posts on the back of the starter/solenoid. There are two wires. One a larger gauge, the other smaller.
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    I found a photo of the correct connection online. I have the starter hooked up correctly. There is a clicking noise when trying to start. I'm hoping it is just a bad connection. I can't imagine the starter or solenoid going out at the exact same time I do a clutch install. I did notice some wire showing on the starter cable. I know this can cause issues, but would it cause the actually clicking noise? I'm going to investigate further tomorrow. But it's frustrating after spending all day installing a clutch to have this happen.
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    Is the clicking noise coming from the starter or from the Battery Junction box?

    Have you checked all of the fuses?

    Confirm that the grounding strap is in place between the left hand motor mount and the frame rail.

    If you turn the head lights on and then attempt to crank, do the head lights dim?
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