Your description of the symptoms isn't helping. If you hear a single, loud clunk from the starter, and the lights do not dim very much, there is likely a bad connection in one of the battery cables. There are a couple of ways to diagnose the circuit, but you're going to have to take some voltage readings. The first one is to put the voltmeter's negative probe right on a paint-free point on the engine block, and the positive probe on the larger terminal on the starter solenoid. That's the one with the positive battery cable attached to it. For best accuracy, that probe should be right on the stud, not the terminal bolted to it.
You're going to find 12 volts there I need to know what it drops to when a helper turns the ignition switch to "crank".
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 AT 5:54 PM