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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2011
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Originally Posted by flatratetec View Post
Sounds like a weak battery. Not enough CCA to power the starter but enough to allow the radio and some other accessories to power up.
Yea, it is either a weak battery, OR you may get lucky with a free fix. Take your + & - battery terminals off the battery and clean the battery posts with something like steel wool. Get the post to clean metal and then clean the terminal rings. Re-attach, and you may be in luck.

What you describe is usually from the starter (which requires heavy amps to work) not getting enough amperage. This can be a weak battery, but surprisingly it is usually just a dirty connection.

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