1995 Nissan Micra starting problem

Tiny
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  • 1995 NISSAN MICRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 36,000 MILES
1995 Nissan Micra 1000 mileage: 36,000. I have two questions: 1) For the last two years I have found increasing deposits of white powder around my battery terminal. What could be causing this? 2) Twice in the last two months when I have gone to start my car for the first time it has crunched and not started as if the starter motor is not engaged properly. How can this problem be solved? Could this problem be related to the battery problem? Thank you
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 7:40 PM

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Tiny
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Remove the battery cables and clean the battery. Get yourself a carbonated soft drink, no do not drink it, and pour it on the battery to neutralize the white powdery substance. Rinse the battery with water, clean the battery terminals, and reconnect. This may help your "crunching" starter motor problems. If it does not, you will probably have to replace the starter. In addition, load test the battery.
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