Starting a car

chevrolet
metro

#1

1998 chevy metro. starts intermittently. battery is good. when it’s hooked up to another battery it starts on cables. Sometimes it just makes a clicking sound. sometimes a click then turns over. What is causing this unreliable starting behavior?


#2

How do you know the battery is good? Have you cleaned and properly reattached both ends of each battery cable?


#3

Right! Disconnect the battery cables, and clean the terminals and battery posts with a wire brush, smear Vaseline (or, silicon grease) on the terminals and battery posts, and reattach the cables


#4

I suggest having the battery tested, and checking the cable connections at BOTH ends. They must be clean and tight.

Sounds like a battery problem, though.

Have the charging system tested while you’re at it. Most parts stores will test these components free.