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bad wiring maybe? need help please


sorry this is a bit long but tryed to give as much information as i could.. i am thinking that maybe this just maybe a ground issue but would like to know if it is more thanks alot guys...

ok so i live in new jersey and it snowed the other night. n e ways i drove up north closer to work so i could be there if they needed me and not trapped so n e wayz go up there no problems with the car at all. get there go to bed wake up dig the car out and start it up car dies out, so i go to start again and click click click.. ok died battery so i go to jump it let the other car sit and idle for 15mins to give the bat. a bit of a charge nothing at all after that. so i call my buddie he comes over and moves the ground from the terminal to the motor car then turns over over over no start still. so we give it a bit and try again car start, so we drive it around for half hour come back home and turn it off go to see if it starts again nothing battery is died again so we jump it again (ground to the motor not on the battery) car start right up. drive around again and go to step on the brake and the check engine light comes on dash lights dim out real fast and rpms drop down this only happens for about a second and also wen i roll up the window and it gets all the way up and hold it for more then a second the battery light comes on and makes it feel like the car wants to stall out...

mind you i had the altenator tested passed, start passed, battery 3 days old (but wen i put it in and went to start killed it right there). i think there may be a bad grounf from the battery some where what do u guys think thanks

I would start by cleaning the terminals and the wiring and once its all nice and shiny bolt it back together. I would do where the clamps are bolted to the wires too. This may not be the problem but it would be a good place to start. I had a similar problem with my old mazda 626 when the weather started to get cold. Cleaned that stuff up and it was fine. So start there, once you are sure those connections are good and you still have that problem, you can look further.

You could have a weak solenoid.  Put in a new one and see if that works to resolve the problem. 

i forgot to metion that the car is a 98 v6 srry.......


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