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I have a 1990 Ford Probe. Last Thursday, I drove it to work with absolutely no problems but by the time I got out of work, the car wouldn't start. We tried it quite a few times but nothing. It didn't try to turn over at all and all i got was a single "click" noise each time I tried starting it. I ended up having to have it towed home. Well yesterday I got curious and I went outside and tried to start it and it started right up no problems at all. I even turned it off and back on a few times to make sure it wasnt a fluke. What would cause this car not to work and then suddenly start working again? And better yet, now I'm too paranoid to drive it because I don't want to get stranded again. What should I do?

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Check the battery connections and cables. A loose cable or corrosion on a connector can give intermittent shorting that will prevent the car from starting/running. Your problem may be solved by simply tightening/replacing a cable or cleaning the battery posts.

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