1997 Ford Taurus Starter turns for split-second then electr

Tiny
GGREUB
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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,000 MILES
Using a correct, tested, new, fully-charged Autolite battery, and with one new ground cable and new battery terminals, and wires/terminals are all tight:

The starter turns for a split-second, and then the electrical system dies. In second attempt to start, battery "acts" likes its dead, however, I have instrument panel lights. Where should I check next?
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Saturday, March 20th, 2010 AT 12:30 PM

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Tiny
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And then you have to recharge the battery?
Or wait few and will turn again and if so suspect bad connector terminal remove and check and or replace
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Saturday, March 20th, 2010 AT 6:58 PM
Tiny
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I don't have to recharge the battery, but further start attempts produce no noise, even after a couple waits. I'll replace that connector cable to the solenoid first (before replacing solenoid/starter). Thanks.

Greg
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Sunday, March 21st, 2010 AT 12:30 AM

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