replaced the starter a month or so ago and has started fine, until today.... i turn the key and all power is lost. i tried jumping it, charging the battery, hot wired the starter and still nothing.... turn the key off and try back a few mins later and have all the power back until i turn it into the on position, then ill either get one click then power is gone or no click no power... please help!

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There is a connection problem at your battery or in the cables. This usually happens at the battery post, whether a top or side post model. The cable is getting enough of a connection to run the lights and such, which is relatively low load. As soon as you touch the starter, which is a high load, you lose the connection and everything goes black. Please remove both sides of the battery connection, clean the posts really well, then re-tighten everything up, ensuring you have a good connection.

  • excellent i will try that tomorrow. Thank you!! Dec 17, 2014 at 3:24

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