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My Lincoln Continental 97 will not start, it will take a jump sometimes and others times it won't. When it does start I shut it off sometimes it starts other times it won't. I had the battery and alternator checked both are good...what else could it be?

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When you said you checked battery did you make sure battery cables and battery terminals are clean? if not dissconnect battery and clean both positive and negative cables and terminals with either hard bristle brush or scotch guard. remember you will not have a solid connection if battery terminals or cables are corroded.

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