I had an intermittent dead car for years. Sometimes it would start and run properly sometimes it would be dead, some click and go dead. This often happened when I went into town, do my shopping, get in the car and....dead. I found if I went under the hood and wiggled the 12V distribution clamp on the red battery cable, get back in it would start and run fine. Great problem solved? as the clamp was loose (could slide on the thick cable) I would solder it. Too thick to get it hot enough to melt solder in place, I pulled it so I could close the clamp tight in a vise. Then I noticed the cable was loose where it clamed to the battery clamp. The lead clamp had deformed over the years so that although the clamping bolts where tight the cable was not being clamed tight. I cut back some insulation, folded back half the strands, cut the rest off flush, the clamp could now grip the cable tightly. Reinstalled and no problems since. A six year problem of increasingly having a dead car solved. Once the dead car was push started it ran no problems as it was getting power from the alternator and not the battery. If you have a dead car (no start, no dash lights/no lights) check the cable to battery clamp connection.
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