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Old 07-25-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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i have a 1993 bonneville se and i am having trouble keeping my car running. at first it seemed to only be a battery problem because the voltage gauge was at eight and would not go any higher but i got a new batter and that did not help . so then i thought maybe it could be the alternator and i just intsalled that yesterday. i tried charging the battery with an actual battery charger since the car had been sitting and that did not work. so i jumped it and had it running but as soon as i took the cables off the car would stop. when the gas was pressed the voltage gauge would still not move. any suggestions? thanks for your help
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Pull the cables off the connections and remove the boots. Clean any and all corrosion. If it'* too brutal for words, order new cables.

It'* pretty common with B'villes

If that doesn't do the trick..holler back and we'll look for other items.
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Sounds like the cables to me. Make sure you clean both ends of both cables.
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