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Old 07-31-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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My wife took the car (95 SE) to the grocery store, came out and it won't start. I tried jumping it, no joy. 14V showing on the gauge. Battery is 1 year old. Alternator is 1 week old. Starter is abotu 9 months old, Napa'* best starter they sell.

I can hear the solenoid pickup but it won't turn over. Any ideas? I tried tapping on the starter but that didn't work either

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Disconnect ALL battery cables from both ends, especially the ground points. Clean them all with a wire brush.
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Also follow the cables where they are run for any bare spots or shorts especially near the hot engine.
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