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Try this.
Remove the battery completely. Take a 13mm wrench and remove the Ground Wire from the mount in the trunk. Take sand paper, or a drill with wire brush on a wheel and clean the cable and the bolt and the surface where the bolt goes. You might take off a little paint, but that's Ok.

Replace the cable tightly, and see what happens. If your battery tray and the area around the battery are corroded from the acid, with the battery out, use some baking soda and water and treat the area and then rinse with water with the drain holes out in the spare tire area. Towel dry, compressed air is nice. It is Ok to do some painting to cover rusty areas but try to wire brush away as much as you can to have clean steel. Make sure that your ground connections are clean with NO paint on the bolt contact area. They do make some electrical connection grease that helps seal the surfaces from water and prevents corrosion.
I'll put my nichol on this and bet that it helps your problem.
Good luck!
Stan
 

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There is one more place to clean with the battery disconnected and that is the terminal block on the driver's side inner fender. It should be covered with a squeezie cover. Red wires meet there from the altenator, the starter, and the fuse block. Corrosion there should be treated with a small wire brush
I like to use a drummel. I have also had trouble with the main positive battery cable going to the starter. The main ground strap from the tranny to the body under the right side.
Lots of wires to clean.
Good luck!
Stan
 
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