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I disconnected the battery and cleaned the terminals. I reconnected the terminals and the vehicle started. I then restarted the vehicle and parked it. Five minutes later it would not even turn over. Rechecked all terminals and they where fine. What could the problem be????

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SOUND LIKE A DEAD BATTERY.IF YOUR CABLES VERY OLD REPLACE THEM.ALSO CHECK BATTERY VOLTAGE WITH A DIGITAL VOLTMETER .IT SHOULD BE 12.5 VOLTS.IF BATTERY GOOD .STARTER COULD BE THE PROBLEM.I WARN EVERY BODY TURN OFF RADIO BEFORE REMOVING BATTERY CABLE SO YOU DONT LOSE RADIO CODE.

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