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Old 08-20-2001, 05:24 PM
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Mike Murrell Mike Murrell is offline
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Doubt if I can input anything that hasn't already crossed your mind, but here goes anyway:

- Battery is young, but....set VOM on 20 scale and test for 12.6 volts. That of course is optimum. In my experience, once it gets below 12.0, cranking fades out. I realize that a LOAD test is better, but I believe this simple test says alot about the batteries general state of health.

- Battery cables secure and posts/connections clean?

- When you crank with headlights on, do they dim at all? I believe this might indicate if juice is actually making it to the starter.

- I recently went thru a very similar experience. Turned out to be a situation with the anti-theft circuit.
Mike Murrell
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