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Old 03-13-2019, 07:55 PM
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Having an intermittent starting problem. Car will start fine one day and when i turn the key nothing no lights on dash completely dead, after several attempts every thing lights up and car starts. Key turns fine no sticking.
Old 03-13-2019, 08:17 PM
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It may be more than an ignition problem. Remove and clean the battery cables, both ends and the engine ground strap at the right rear of the engine- bell housing to frame.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:33 PM
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Thanks i will try that first hope it turns out to be that simple.
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I agree with RJ237's suggestion for checking earths. Have you checked the battery negative cable when you get a bad start - some have reported it gets hot.

For the Engine ground/earth strap - that's a PITA to reach. See thread link below. In particular see #3 where frankc has a story on this particular part.
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