I have a 97 mountaineer and it turns over slowly even after I put a new battery in it, is this normal?

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Asked by Feb 23, 2016 at 04:06 PM about the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I haven't had this vehicle very long and was wondering if it was normal activity for this type of vehicle.

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assure the second cable from the black lead is connected to the block....clean the stud with a wirebrush this might be the thing stoppin' all that amperage (60) or so amps from getting thru~....also both posts and clamps get them clean...use only water...no bS~ (baking soda)~ put it back with restored connections assuming that the battery is newer then TEN and tests at 12.5 volts....get a new one if this is not the case~

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I would check all battery, solenoid and starter connections. Also check frame/motor ground connections. If all these look good and still doing the same thing then I would look into replacing solenoid and starter.

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all connections looked good, we are going to replace starter soon. Thanks for your feedback.

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