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Porsche Crest Bad ground when starting or something

My 87 924s still isnt starting on its own! The power to the coil gets practically cut off when the starter motor is turning. I did some experimenting with my battery charger and was able to make it start on its own in two different ways. When I connect the Neg. to battery ground and the chargers Pos. directly on the starter motor, the coil got pretty much full power and started. When I connected the Pos. to battery Pos. and the Neg. cable directly on the engine block, it aslo started. Could this be a bad ground or something? I think I checked all the ground connections and both motor and body are grounded. what seems strange to me though is when i hook the charger to only the battery like normal, it wont start. I checked the large cable connecting the starter to the battery Pos. and its good. If anyone has even read up to this point (sorry bout the length) then maybe you have any ideas, because Im fresh out.

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Have you checked your battery? Tried a new one? Is the voltage reading dropping when you turn the starter? Try cleaning all connections on the battery and grounds.

924, 1983
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there's a thing called a spider on the passenger side I thing, where all the earths come in and are bonded, thats the perp. for a load of ills
check that first

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