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Old 08-06-2007, 12:26 PM
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I have a 55 chevy. Some times it starts sometimes it does not. When I turn the key all the accessories come on and I can hear the relays working when I turn to start but the starter does not click or engage. It was normally doing it when hot so I replaced the starter. I had the battery checked and it is ok "more than fine". I have a neutral safety switch but it is getting power on both sides when I crank. Some times if I turn the key a few times it works but some times not. The thing is it seams to work every time I get a jump. It would not work this morning then I trickle charged it less than five minuets and it worked, I think it was a coincidence. Do you think it is the battery or ignition switch.

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Old 08-06-2007, 12:39 PM
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If it starts when you jump it i would say its a bad battery. One weak cell in the battery would cause it not to give full voltage.
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I would also replace the switch for good measure. Was the switch ever changed ?
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It was a few years ago. but the car has not seen much action. Woooo $65.00
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I think I will take the battery for a load test later at autozone. Not looking forward to they always have to look something up in computer and are stupefied a 55 chevy is not in their, give up and look at me like im stupid.
The place I got the battery hooked it to some hand held think. The printout has good battery 12.56v 1031cca. The cc is odd it is only a 800cca. What do you think?
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test ok

unfortunatly the test was good.
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I took out my alarm it was about 20 years old.
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got it fixed

was not the ground or battery
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