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Car was running. Ran a couple of errands and my 2002

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Car was running. Ran a couple of errands and my 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited won't start. No click no nothing. Tried to jump with no love. Found the positive terminal a little loose. Tightened it but found fumbling with that cable caused the internal light to come in. Tried the turn the ignition but get a click then dead again. Fumbling with that terminal has a fuselink box on it (for ABS fuse and something else) and another cable. There appears to be a disconnect somewhere. But still even when we wiggle the connection and the light cuts on we can turn the car and it's dead completely after trying. It doesn't appear to be a battery issue. Maybe terminal connection to starter or bad ignition? Thoughts?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

Hi Im David, that terminal should not be able to be moved. neither of them. if they arent completely tight and the battery isnt fully charged to 12.5 vdc. the engine wont start.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The cable was tightened
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

ok. then what is the battery voltage? do you have a meter?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Battery is new
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

when you attempt to start the vehicle does the red security light go out?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

it just make a click?

Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

hello?

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