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This started all of a sudden. Went to start car, nothing but one click from solenoid. Attempted to start with charger/starter with the clips attached to the battery posts and got the same results. I attached the red clip directly to the positive cable bypassing the battery and it started right up. I checked the cables and found the black ground cable connector loose . I replace the connector with a new one. Attempted to start, nothing but one click. I attached the charger to the red cable and it started right up. I checked the voltage on the battery checked out good 12+ volts, I checked the voltage drop as the key was turned. voltage only dropped 1.5 volts and failed to start. I took the battery out and had it tested at the auto parts store. battery tested good with 84% charge. Auto parts employee suggested it is the starter. I disagree. In my opinion the starter would fail even if the battery was bypassed with the charger/starter. anyone have any Ideas? I am going to replace the other positive battery connector. I'll update after but I am doubtful this will be the fix.
I would expect to find too much corrosion on the positive cable end.
Posted on Jul 11, 2013
Testimonial: "I have removed and cleaned the pos. terminal connector, I plan to replace it even though I don't see any evidence of excess corrosion. I will also check the connection at the starter if possible without removing the stater. I am not convinced there is a problem with the starter as indicated by the auto parts employee. I really don't want to take it out and have it tested to find out there is nothing wrong with it."
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