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I had alternator checked...

I had alternator checked. Its good. I just put a new battery in. It started. I drove 20 miles. Turned key off and tried starting it. Nothing. But if I put cables on and jump start it works. I'm wondering if its voltage regulator

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

This is a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. I had it in park. Didn't try it in neutral

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Bel Air yourself? What have you tried so far?

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Chevy Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better. I read your notes and have a few suggestions to get you going.

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Chevy Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 10 months ago

[1] check the ends of the battery cables for corrosion and tightness, both ends, [2] check the connections at the starter itself, [3] Do a draw test ,at night turn the head lights on and try starting, when it does not crank do the lights dim out or stay bright? After you do those checks let me know so we can continue if need be.

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Chevy Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 10 months ago

I will check back tomorrow.

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