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Suspect battery problems. THe positive terminal developes a hard black coating inside the lead terminal and around the battery post Remove this using rough sand papaer to a shiny finish on both units . Repeat the operation on the negative terminal. Try the starter again. If still nothing turn on the head lights try again noticing if the head lights go dim. IF they do check if the battery is charged OK then you have a problem in the starter motor IF it works some times and not at others you probably have a dead bar on the communator which means a replacement s-motor
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That's exactly what it sounds like to me. I would make sure you are getting full power to the starter but in most cases you are looking at replacing the starter. you can always pull it off and have it tested at your local autoparts store but don't bang it around to much as this may loosen what the problem is and it will test out fine. On a GM starter, while someone is turning the key you can hit on it with something and it may start right up because that will loosen things as well. You will still need a starter at least in the near future but this may at least get it started for you. The tapping on it thing works about 50 percent of the time. I hope this helps and good luck.
Posted on May 20, 2011
could be poor connection from battery to battery cable terminal. take off both pos. & neg. battery terminals, clean & reinstall, making sure there is a tight connection. if the cables are loose (even just one) or if the battery cable seems degraded with corrosion, they should be replaced. could also do a load-test on the battery... it should stay strong under load, and shouldn't drop to below 11 volts under load. if it does you have a bad battery, even though it may seem good otherwise.
Posted on Aug 10, 2012
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