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Old 10-28-2015, 08:42 PM   #9
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Default Re: Dying starter or battery/circuit issue?

The symptom i recognize -- a brief/intermittent start/solenoid connection , followed by Nothing (no more of the normal start procedure ; no IP indications , no radio/lights , etc -- has occurred a half-dozen times in my car.
Each time one of the battery cable connections had loosened (sometimes because the terminal ringlet had 'sunk' into the soft lead 'post') , evidently other times the terminal screw was not properly torqued.

Sometimes i fixed by simply tightening the terminal screw. This time of year , i'd remove the loose terminal(s) , scrape off the oxide from the battery 'post'/washer, wipe with grease/dielectric and reassemble/test.
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