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1993 lumina sedan wont start pror to going dead that day lady said it was hard to start. thinking its a bad battery car wont start with a jump has power for radio and dime lights doesnt even click when key is turned was going to start with new battery unknown how old it is . then altantor hiofully not starter. Also how do you renmove the washer resiviour that battery lies underneath. Easyest way. what do you guys think?

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First of all. check voltage at battery with engine off. it should be at least 12.6 volts or better,less then 12 volts battery is bad. when running if alternator is ok. it should read at least 14.1 to 14.7 with accesories off. if less than 14 volts alternator is bad. make sure battery posts and cable clamps are clean and tight. also check the cable to starter for corrosion. if all is ok, then the starter or solinoid is bad. check fuses first !

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