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How to keep your car starting

One problem I run into that's common and fairly easy to fix, is loose or dirty battery terminals. If you don't have maintenance done on your car regularly, this could be a problem you might see. Car dies out why you are driving or will not crank or start. You may think you have a dead battery or bad charging system. Cleaning your cables terminals could solve this problem. Get the proper tools and remove the battery terminals. Then using a battery terminal cleaner which looks like a round wire brush, clean the male and female sides of the terminals. Wash the top of the battery to remove dirt and acids with baking soda and or dishwashing soap. Do this once or twice a year. There are sprays and no cor rings which will help with battery acid corrosion so you won't have to do this so often. Good luck.

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I was driving my 2000 olds intrigue and it just stopped running on me. My guages won't work and car won't start


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Proceed with the Readjust the ignition timing according with the specification manufacturer. 2) Readjust the GAP from spark plug to the s. manufacturer. 3) See for bad connections, corrosion, dirty, dust,vibration, loose wires, break or burn, test fuse, defective solenoid, relais, or bad battery and alternator. See the diagrams and proceed with common sense, and fix it. God bless you
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Dear Sir:
Please look for a loose , break, burn wires, dirty, corrosion, dust, vibration, defective swtich, solenoid, relais, and replace and fix it. See for diagrams and proceed with logic system. God bless you
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