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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 02, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Just thought I'd bounce this off you guys.

When I go to start my camaro, I hear a clicking noise. So I remove the negative cable from the battery and clean the terminals. I reattach the cable on the camaro starts.

If this were an issue with a dirty post though, it would only happen once. However, I'll have to repeat this procedure in the same day. Go figure cause I know the post is already clean.

I haven't done any troubleshooting on it yet but I thought I'd check here first.

Let me know what you think.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 02, 03:38 PM
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Are you using the original style battery cables that are the spring loaded type that has no bolt? I was having that same problem with my car and I believe that was the problem. I just gave them a twist and pushed down a little harder and that seemed to help.I have not had the problem since. Erik
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 02, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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No, these are aftermarket cables that clamp tight when you tighten the cable bolt.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 02, 12:44 AM
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Probably need to do positive cable as well.

Battery I imagine is in good shape? Are the cables in good shape, menaing not corroded internally?

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 02, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to do some checking today. I'll post what I find.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 02, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Battery needed water....duh.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 02, 07:01 PM
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OK, take it one more step. Either you haven't checked the water in the battery in a LONG time, or your alternator is overcharging for some reason.
If it overcharges the battery it will boil out the water like that. Is the battery wet near the caps a lot?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 02, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the response. No, I normally don't see the battery top wet. I just haven't checked it in a long time. I will watch the level a little more closely now however.

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