Originally Posted by Wolfedog50
Ok. Here'* the deal. My battery and battey cable are wicked corroded. I found this out after my car wouldn't start. Now i got them cleaned and back on, but the car still only starts sometimes.
If you didn't pop the little bolts out of the molded rings on the end of the battery cables, you probably missed a large area of corrosion under the heads of the bolts, where they make contact with the metal rings of the cables. Maybe a little more cleaning will help there.
Also check the _other_ end of each cable, especially down at the starter solenoid as well as the ground connections to the block.