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Will not start. battery seems to be ok. will start if you jump.

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    Jeff Turcotte Sep 07, 2010

    have you cleaned the battery terminals?

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Put a volt meter on the battery and if it reads below 13.5 volts the alternator is bad

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Battery cables are dirty. You can't tell by looking you have to remove them from the battery and scrape them off and then reinstall them . You need to scrape the battery too as they are both dirty. The battery is also suspect as if it were to have a dead call it may light the light's with 10 volts but be below 8 and the starter will not engage. If the battery is more than three years old get a new one anyway.

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