2000 buick regal----electrical connection

Recently installed new battery. At random intervals car won't crank---everything is dead. Connections are clean, new bolts,all bright and shiny. After giving + connection the barest shake or just
moving battery in its cradle, a click is heard from somewhere and power is restored, car cranks and starts. Can a new battery have an internal short such that the slightest cable and/or battery movement restores current flow?? All comments welcomed--------Bob
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snipped-for-privacy@indy.rr.com wrote:

Just change the + cable for new to rule that out. If it still does it after the change, it's likely a defective battery. BTW, why did you change battery? Was it doing that then?
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It may be an internal problem in the battery cable end. This is common with GM battery cables.
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Do the smart thing and replace both cables with new ones. Do not try and replace just the cable ends with those junk screw-on cable terminals, use the factory-made cables. Protect the battery terminals with a corrosion protectant...I use petroleum jelly or dialectric grease.
Dave S(Texas)
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