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09-23-02, 10:00 AM   #1  
starting problem

I started having problems starting my car a month ago . I attributed the problems to corroded battery teminals. I cleaned the cables with baking soda and low and behold instant start. However after removing and cleaning the cables I was unable to get a good terminal connection on the posts. Car started fine for a couple of days then started, interminttently, then stopped starting completely. Jumps fine. I attributed this to loose terminals which I replaced and trickel charged the battery overnight. However, it apparently did not take the charge. Could this be something other than the battery (i.e., cables, etc.).

 
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09-23-02, 10:30 AM   #2  
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No clue until we know vehicle specifics. Please see the top of the forum for the posting rules/requirements.

 
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09-23-02, 10:56 AM   #3  
Sorry, the auto specifics are 87 Mazda 626 DX 2.0 Liter engine

 
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09-23-02, 05:13 PM   #4  
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Replace both complete battery cables and have the battery load tested. Sounds like it's wiped.

 
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