My vehicle has not been starting normally. The starter clicks once then starts immediately after the click or sometimes you have to hold the key in the start position, or turn the key a few more times and it finally starts. I have been checking the battery and connections first and noticed that the negative terminal from the battery has a wire that goes to ground at the front fender. There is also a larger cable coming from the negative battery terminal that goes elsewhere to the rest of the car. That smaller ground wire is severed and has been for a while (since before the start problem). Could the small ground wire being severed have anything to do with the starter not working correctly now? It seems like the larger negative cable would go to ground somewhere else which is why after the small wire was severed and there were not any electrical problems I assumed it was okay to leave it that way. Please explain the significance of the small ground wire going from the battery to ground. Thank you.
have the same problem?
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 AT 2:01 PM