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Often the starter will not turn over (not even a click) to start.

After many attempts, sometimes 30-40-50 times, the car will finally start and be fine for a while.

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  • jwinn591 Jan 20, 2009

    Your answer was rather basic and not helpful.

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Have someone try to start the car whilst you attempt to move the battery and cables. If you are able to have full power and then nothing and then full again, it could be your battery cables. Replace your positive and negative battery cables. While you have the car's batter out, have it checked to see if it needs replacing too. You wouldn't think a moving part would go bad but sometimes they get corroded or start shorting out. Good Luck.

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