92 won't start sometimes

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  1. DavidT

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    so it's becoming more frequent. I turn the key, and hear a click. No crank. If I jiggle the ground wires at the negative battery post, most of the time, the car will start right up. I cleaned up where the ground goes to the fender, but that didn't fix it. Is there a typical ground location that need some checking that causes this?
    Sometimes, as I try to get the car started during this process, the door chime, instrument cluster, etc, act like the battery is DEAD. But once I keep jiggling the ground wires at the battery, it will finally start.
     
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    Either you have a loose ground, corrosion in the wiring or a failing terminal/battery. How old is the battery? Have you put a volt meter on this thing? Terminals can go bad and I've recently seen a bad battery kick over a car and run for a while after wiggling everything. Eventually it failed completely. Funny thing is, if my buddy was more interested in fixing his car, he could have tracked down it was a bad battery and got a free replacement. He was 3 weeks past 3yr. complete replacement warranty.
     
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    Battery is 2 years old. I had it tested today, and it tested GOOD. So I suppose I will check more grounds /wires. Thanks!
     
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    You look at the starter or the connection at the starter?
     
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    I hope to this weekend. Would the fact that my clock on my aftermarket radio resets to 12:00 all the time this happens (obviously)...But it was resetting to 12:00 a few weeks BEFORE I had trouble getting the car started...?
     
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    Check voltage thru your ground cable. You could have corrosion inside the insulation. I've had that happen a few times.
     
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    Thanks guys
    Turns out... the positive cable was a just a tad loose at the terminal.
     
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    Would keep an eye on it. Had to have the terminal replaced on our Intrepid to provide a lasting fix.
     
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