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1986 E 350 Van, Small block, Tries to turn over but won't. Sounds like weak battery. New battery, If I pul;l the spark plugs motor turns perfect, Put plugs back in won't turn over. Pull starter and hook it to jumper cable and it seems fine. Put it back on motor, won't turn over. ANY THOUGHTS

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Check your battery terminals for corrosion clean cable ends for a good contact if ends have been changed to after market bolt and nut style make sure the wire going into the ends has not corroded and got oxidized if so take ends off cut fresh wire back if there is enough cable to still reach battery put new ends on if not wire brush existing wire and put new ends on

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I hate to tell you but i think you have a weak starter what happens is the windings in the starter short giving the starter less torque.

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