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Car tries to start like the battery is ab;out dead. had battery checked and was good. any theories?

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Make sure that you have solid and clean mechanical connections at both ends of both battery cables. If those connections are good something is impeding the turning of the flywheel, i.e. stuck piston, or starter is going bad.

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Chec to see if the starter connections are tight. If they are OK, check the cables and grounds for the battery and starter cables. If they are good, pull the starter and have it checked.

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