Do I have a Parity issue??
Car has been starting and running fine for sometime. I would drive car around once a week for 5 miles or so. Two weeks ago I started the car and backed it out of the garage. I turned her off and went inside for a moment, when I tried to start the car - when I turned the key I noticed the AMP gauge jump as usual, however when I pressed the start knob I just heard a click. I placed a multimeter on the battery it showed 10 volts so I removed the battery and put it on a trickle charge over night.
The next morning I replaced the battery - I turned the key turned on the lights to confirm that they were working then I tried to start the car, just got the Click then nothing. I turned the key OFF the back On - the AMP gauge did not move. Checked the battery it showed 12.5 volts.
Lights do not come back on. Only after I remove the leads from the battery for a few minutes then reconnect - can I actually get the lights and the AMP meter to jump, but will not start. Just get a click
Two items in question:
1 - when I first reinstalled the battery after the charge - I foolishly healed a wrench in my hand which made contact with the NEGATIVE post on the battery and the metal battery hold-down clamp - Which made a SPARK
And 2 - when I turn the key to the ON the AMP gauge jumps to the Negative side.