My antique (1999) Plymouth Neon developed a starting problem-- sometimes it would start right up, sometimes it would crank a couple of times and quit, sometimes it wouldn't crank at all. It finally settled on the latter no-crank result as the default, so I made plans to have it towed to a mechanic to have the starter checked. Then it occurred to me that a bad connection at the battery can cause such things, so I checked the terminal clamps' tightness right after trying and failing to start the car. The positive-side clamp was HOT. Way hot, like skin-burning hot. The cable was hot, too, though the connection on the main fusebox end was not. Onto the internet I went! After reading through about twenty threads on various forums, I thought replacing the cable and cleaning the post might be worth a try. Got a 2-guage (original was 4) cable and a post cleaner, and bingo! All fixed! Starts right up and the terminal stays cool. 15 bucks sure beats a tow and a diagnostic, no? Yay internet! Has the internet fixed anything for you lately?