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86 monte ss starting problums

Hello there I am trying to get my 86 ss started but seem to be having some probulms, when i try and start it the starter seems to engauge becouse I see the fan move alittle but then just starts to click. I have had the starter tested its fine all the wires are in good order and i am using a booster pack whith 75A so there should is lots of juice, I have moved the gear into the fly wheel and it meshes ok but does get stuck sometimes so i am thinking about adding some shims?. Its the 305 HO stock, also when I pull the plugs the motor turns fine. I have been at this for a week or two any help would be great,

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Check the battery cables. Clicking of the solenoid usually means there is not enough current to crank the engine. I would pull the battery and have it charged and load tested. Sometime a dead battery can also leach power off of a jumper pack.
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thanks T the battery so far has been the last thing i have checked, when i test it it tells me that it has 12+v not under load and the battery charger tells me its charged put when i hook it up it wont even power the windows. so going to have it checked tomorrow.
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Sounds like you may have a bad connection if the battery is good. Check the battery connections carefully at both ends. I have seen a lot of times where the ground connection on the block either comes loose or corrodes.

You really need to have the battery load tested to see what the amperage capacity is. Slowly eliminating one thing at a time will lead you to the source of the issue.
If that has side posts, check them real good. The corrosion is usually where you can not see it.
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sorry T i should of said it in a different way there is power going to every thing this I know because the gauge is showing power but not a lot and my head light will turn but like i said before my tester says there should be lots for power. I am going to have the battery load tested today so this will help eliminate one more thing, There are only grounds that i know of is one from the alt to the battery, one from the battery to the fender and a small one from the back for the block the firewall should i add more some where?. Thanks for the info.

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just had the battery tested and its no good so now looking for a good battery that will have the power i need and a good life.
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