Cannot hook up battery terminal

Tiny
TOONDOG23
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  • 1999 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 150,000 MILES
Went to start my car turn key lights on all lights inside car on turn to start and nothing. Figured it was a loose terminal so I wiggled it and something started making a noise so I stopped. Now when I go to hook up battery terminal it sparks can’t even hook it up.
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Monday, May 31st, 2021 AT 6:18 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

This sounds like either the battery terminal is bad, that is corrosion on the terminal, or the battery itself is the issue.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-battery

I would clean the battery terminal ends and if that does not work, replace the battery.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

Roy
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Monday, May 31st, 2021 AT 7:00 AM

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