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Hey guys, so I have a 2001 G20t

A few months ago the battery died, so I replaced it and everything was good
I had a problem where the car wouldn't start, just the clicking sound when I turned the key

I immediately assumed I didn't tighten battery connector properly, because after I wiggled it, the car started fine.. Eventually the problem kept returning and wiggling the car while seated actually got it to start while turning the key as well.. I've disconnected, cleaned and reconnected the connectors but the problem is still here

I've read the other threads about a possible bad starter, but it seems the car starts fine if I just rock it back n forth

Can anyone help with what I should do to check for very simple problems?
I feel like its a bad connection because it happened right after replacing the battery

Also, is it possible a fuse is blown somewhere?

Thanks in advance!
 

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It's automatic

And by wiggling I meant I literally rock the car side to side in my seat while turning the ignition and it turns on
The thought of you moving around in the drivers seat while trying to start your car gave me a laugh!

Any corrosion on that engine harness that connects the starter to the battery?
 

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doesnt seem to be corrosion

slight update, the car seems not to respond to shaking... rather i turn the key it clicks, turn again another click, turn again and it starts...

sometimes its 2 turns before turning on, other times its many more...

does anyone know what this means? alternator or starter?
battery is new

thanks!
 

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Sounds like the connection to the starter. Your getting power to the starter, but it sounds like your not getting the right amount of ampage. I would also check all your ground wires. And make sure they are clean.
 
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