You need to do some basic stuff. Since you asked about how to use the amp meter, I doubt that you have the proper tool to make that test. Stick with the simple stuff. Take off all the cable connections ONE BY ONE and clean them again. When you installed the new battery, did you clean the inside of both terminal clamps? If you did, do it again.
Do you know what a solenoid does and how it looks inside? Basically it is a large copper washer that connects the two large terminals that you see on the outside. Have you tried connecting them yourself on the outside using something like a large wrench that will let you create an electrical connection between them? By doing that you can quickly find out if your starter will turn if the solenoid is bypassed. Starter still does not turn after all the connections have been cleaned and tightened and you have shorted across the solenoid? Pull the starter and take it to a shop and have it tested. If the bearings are gone in it, it won't turn.
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