Car has good battery. Getting fuel. When I turn the key it just makes loud rapid fire clicking noise and won't start

Asked by Sep 10, 2016 at 07:44 AM about the 1996 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car was running find until I pulled up at the
gas pump the other day it shut off I got out
and wiggled the battery terminals and the
car crate up again but everything that I got it
home and parked it it will only make the
clicking noise and not start the battery is
fully charged and it's getting fuel is it the
alternator or the starter

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I think you answered your own question. You have a bad battery cable connection at the battery. Remove and clean both battery cables as well as the battery terminals. If side mount, inspect the cable bolts that screw into the battery and the battery terminals for stripped threads. Put Vaseline on the battery cable connectors and battery terminals to prevent corrosion. Tighten the battery cables securely to the battery. You should not be able to wiggle them by hand! HTH. -Jim

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