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1986 chevy astro van battery is charged i get nothing when I turn the key no lights or anything what could be the problem

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Check your connections make sure they are clean, if you can use brass posts as opposed to lead posts because they corrode less. Use a wire brush to clean your connections you can get a wire post cleaning tool at your local Wal-Mart or Auto Store. Make sure the connections are tight, and if that still does not do it, make sure you have a GOOD battery. Avoid batteries sold at Wal-Mart and stores alike they tend to be very cheap and most of the time have dead cells. Try to get batteries such as "Interstate, DieHard, Optima etc" If you live in a cold region make sure you check the specs of the battery to make sure if pumps out a decent amount of Cold Cranking Amps. I have heard Rural King sells good batteries but I have never tried them myself... Personally I would take an Optima if you can afford it.

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Make sure that the connections to the battery are clean and grounded properly. Also check the fuses inside to make sure none are blown, i.e. ignition. To clean the battery posts you can use a brillo pad or scouring pad of sorts to clean. This should give a good contact, and make sure that the connectors are secure and tight. If that doesn't work the ignition switch on the inside maybe bad from the wiring or just loose.

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