Car will only start with a jump. Took car to Autozone had the battery,alternator and starter checked all came out good but still will not start without a jump. Any ideas?

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    Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Nov 25 '18 at 2:57
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    Battery might be good but the Cranking Amps might be bad
    – user38183
    Nov 25 '18 at 7:02
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    You need to describe what you do, see and hear.
    – HandyHowie
    Nov 25 '18 at 7:24

It could be a loose terminal connection. Battery terminals can be loose or corroded causing low power. Enough to run but not to crank. Check for looseness & corrosion But even if not looking corroded I would clean them. Terminals can be bought for around $6 in auto parts stores & for less in a department store.

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    Hi, welcome to the site. As it stands this is a very low quality answer, as we like to see more detail - could you expand it a bit, perhaps suggesting which terminals might be loose, how they can be checked, etc.
    – Nick C
    Nov 26 '18 at 9:43
  • I've edited your comment into your answer
    – Nick C
    Nov 27 '18 at 16:02

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