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2006 Buick Rendezvous goes dead. Once I shake the battery and wiggle the cables it will work again. Is the battery shot or is there a short or bad ground??

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    Joey Mau Dec 20, 2016

    Had the battery tested and that was not the problem. They said the battery was good. Used some cleaner and grease to make sure no corrosion on the terminals and still have the same problem,



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First check all the cables are clean and shiny at the battery terminals and ground points
next have a load test done on the battery as there may be a bad bridge in the cell connections
if the battery is more than 2 years old and subject to cold weather , it is fair bet it is the battery

Posted on Dec 19, 2016

  • Bill Boyd Dec 20, 2016

    shaking the battery indicates the problem is in the battery , wires or terminals
    terminal and battery posts have to be shiny clean for good contact and if the battery was not load tested by a battery professional it is still suspect
    get an accredited auto electrician to check the circuits and ING fuses and fusible links



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