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I have a 1995 mitsubishi galant s 4-cyl. once in a while when its raining mostly or cold outside my car won't start but it will try to turn over. Then i can jump it with another vehicle and it starts but when it gives me a hard time (in the rain) as soon as i let off the gas and press the break you can see everthing shutting down. the lights get dimmer, the radio shuts down and if i don't press the gas a little bit the whole thing will just stall. i bought a new battery about 4 mos. ago and at that time i had them check my alternator and they said the alternater is fine. could it be the distributor? some people tell me a lot of cars do not have distributors?? can you please help me????????

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No, it is not a distributer problem.
The problem is in one of three places.
Either the alternator does not have enough output, the battery is not accepting the charge, or since you said you have had these checked poor battery connections.
Begin by removing the ground cable from the battery, now remmove the positive cable and using a light peice of sand paper or wire brush clean the terminal from the bettery all the way to the starter at every connection. Replace the positive on the battery and do the same thing to the ground cable.
Use a dieletric grease or a little chasis lube on the connections to prevent corrosion build up.
This should take care of your problem. If not then take it to an automotive electric shop that can check it with the proper equipment.

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