Electrical problem - 98 Prizm

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prizm
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#1

Hello, here’s my trouble - when I turn the key on my Prizm, I initially get power, and the engine clicks without cranking. Then when I try again, I get no power at all, and no click. I can jumpstart the engine, and the alternator seems to be working fine. I’ve checked for loose wires and broken fuses, but nothing seems amiss. What else could this be? Thanks!


#2

[b]The alternator seems to work fine? Have you tested the alternator for output?

What should done at this point to determine the problem is, have the alternator tested for output, and have the battery load tested to see if it’s bad.

Tester[/b]


#3

Try cleaning the battery posts and connections. If that doesn’t help, have the battery charged & load tested. Classic symptoms of corroded battery connection or bad battery (high resistance internally).


#4

Hello, cleaned the terminals thoroughly and runs well - thanks!


#5

Hello, cleaned the terminals thoroughly and runs well - thanks!