GO TO START AND WONT DO ANYTHING CHECKED STARTER...

1999 Dodge Van

Tiny

Anonymous

October, 23, 2012 AT 6:56 PM

Go to start and wont do anything checked starter a parts stor good changed battery cable still wont start has done this befor but usaly starts after a little while then wont mess up for awhine then wont start agian

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Tiny

caradiodoc

October, 23, 2012 AT 7:17 PM

You need to put some punctuation in that huge sentence, otherwise it can be read at least three different ways.

Start by measuring the battery voltage. You can also do this test with a test light, but turn on the head lights so some current is trying to leave the battery. Move the probes from the battery posts to the cable clamps, then down the line to the next place you can measure. You're looking for the first place voltage drops significantly. That will be the point of the bad connection. In particular, assuming the head lights are dim, follow the smaller positive battery wire to the under-hood fuse box and the smaller negative battery wire to the body. Be sure both of those connections are tight.

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