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No start when freezing

Is anyone having problems with 99 chev not wanting to start on super freezing mornings? Everything dead, no power at all. This happens to me every winter, never in the summer. it will eventually start if i bang on the battery cables

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If you are having to bang the battery cables that is where the problem is you have a bad connection either in your connections or you have bad terminals install new ones another thing is you may have to put anti freezing liquid into your gas tank to keep from gelling and you may want to park in a garage it helps a little.

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This is a start, and I hope it works.

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