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LBeckmann 10/9/2012
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 6 Cyl 3.8L - Engine
I washed my car and now it won't start/turnover. What can I do?
It will start when jumped.
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    CVO 10/10/2012
    First, check the battery and starter cables for their tightness or free of corrosion and physical damaged.

    A 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
    A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
    A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled ( junk ) battery.
    CVO 10/10/2012
    Local auto parts stores will test this vehicle charging system and the battery for free of charge.

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