HOW CAN I NARROW DOWN WHICH COMPONENT TO CHANGE FIRST. STARTER, BATTERY, VOLTAGE REGULATOR, IGNITION SWITCH?

1992 Pontiac Bonneville

Tiny

soda6901

June, 7, 2012 AT 11:33 AM

1992 Pontiac SE Starting problem: All of a sudden when turning ignition nothing no noise. Tapped the battery terminals and it started. No problem for two starts after. Then it happened again. I cleaned battery terminals. Tried jumping battery for 5 minutes. But battery wouldnt charge. Before I buy a battery, I can I determine if: Its the battery, voltage regulator, ignition switch or starter? I don't have a voltmeter.

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Tiny

mhpautos

June, 7, 2012 AT 11:50 AM

You will need to get the alternator charge rate tested, and get a load test done on the battery, this should be done with a fully charged battery, I would start with these two tests first.

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