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Old 09-29-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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every time i go to start my 1996 bonne. it will try to roll over a couple of time before it actually does. after that on my battery gauge it will say the battery is low and the car will die in 5 sec unless i give it a little gas until the gauge goes up. the battery is not the problem. can some on inform me the possible problems.
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How do you know the battery is not the problem? I would have the alternator checked. Also something simple to do in the mean time is take the battery terminals off and clean them with a stiff brush and some terminal cleaner. You will need an 8 mm wrench to get the terminals off. Reassemble and see if there is a difference.
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Also, if you found a lot of rust or corrosion, you may want to put dielectric grease on any exposed metal connectors after you clean them up. You can get a little packet of battery terminal protector at Advance for a dollar and change.

If you don't have a wire brush, I've used sandpaper. Just make it smooth.
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