Put a new AC-Delco battery in about 14 months ago and the battery prior to that one lasted 5 years so that rules out battery drainage. Have make it a habit to leave the car running when stopping for a short trip in a fast-food store but when you stop for gas you have to shut the engine off. But after it goes arrrh a couple of times it starts up so I haven't checked to see if the battery or cables are getting hot. Today I noticed the positive battery cable at the starter is grayish looking corroded but not bad where the cable attaches to the ring wire before the terminal and was wondering if when the engine heats up and the cable heats up also will this corrosion cause the current not to flow properly? I can't clean where its corroded under and around the clamp at the cable end at the starter but will buy a new batter cable ring end/clamp if that could be the problem?
I appreciate your effort to help me resolve this problem. Its done this since I got the car about 6-7 years ago. Then it wasn't as bad as it is now. Then I could drive 20 miles to the beach and it would start okay except if I was parked on a nose up incline. That's when it seemed to happen the most and I originally thought it must be binding somewhere but that doesn't appear to be the case now.
Monday, October 27th, 2014 AT 7:15 PM