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I have a 95 SLS and I think I might have a starter problem. My battery is brand new as of a month ago. I drove around this evening, no problem. The car sat in the driveway for a couple hours and just a little while ago I drove about 1 mile to my church. After being inside for about 15 minutes I returned to the car and it would not crank. The lights, radio, wipers, all work fine but when I turn the key to start the engine all I hear is a CLICK! (and yes it was in park, foot on brake, etc.)
Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
Re: Could it be the starter? 95 SLS
The battery can be fine to run low load items like lights and radio but, put a heavy load on it like a starter and it falls flat on it's face. Don't assume just because it is "new". I have had them fail in 6 months. I have even had them bad right off the self. You have all the symptoms of a dead cell. Have it load tested or swap (not jump start) it with a known good battery to check it.