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Old 10-27-2015, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Dying starter or battery/circuit issue?

Three times now in the last two days, I went to start the car and got a brief fraction of a second of power, then the whole car is completely dead. No lights, gauges stereo, chimes,nothing. The first time, carwas cold, sitting for a day, I checked cked a few of the mall n fuses all looked good. The battery is a.bit loose in its bracket, but not in danger of going anywhere. Tried restarting, fired right up. The stereo was totally reset, indicating loss of constant power. I don't know the circuit but am assuming this points to a battery issue possibly corrosion at terminals, etc. The second time, the car was warm, after a short drive less than ten minutes. Moved the battery a bit, started right away. Again, stereo system was reset, indicating loss of constant power again.

Most likely battery connections (grounding straps, terminal corrosion, etc), I will check ASAP tomorrow. Could it be starter? I only have experience with worn brushes and contacts on starters, which never killed batteries.

Input and suggestions....?
Gold 1999 SC2 ~385k Kms
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