If you turn on the headlites and turn the key to crank, how do the lites react, if they go out, it's usually the battery or cables. Did you take the cables loose on both ends and give them a cleaning? I'd still have to check battery voltage.
At some of the terminals, you said there was voltage, but, not how much? With the key in the crank position, can you tell how much voltage at the starter field terminal, that is the terminal that attaches to the lower part of solenoid and goes down into the starter housing. If you have good voltage there, it might be a poor ground somewhere, faulty starter, or a mechanical engine condition that makes the crank hard to turn.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 2:47 PM