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Old 02-28-2009, 05:21 PM
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Unhappy Battery cables connections are bad

Hey guys, wandering if anyone has had any problems with their battery connections or even the cables themselves. I replaced the batteries in my truck around last sept. or so and now they are acting like they are dead again, leaving me stranded all the damn time. I did some investigating and came up that my connections have just gotten warn bad over the years and I was wandering if it is possible to replace the connections or if that involves all the cables. Thanks
 
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:30 PM
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You can replace the ends. NAPA has some heavy duty ones. Makes sure that your connections are clean and tight. I use Noalox on all my electrical connections to prevent corrision and oxidation
 
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:05 PM
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thanks, might be a dumb question, but is there enough room to put new connectors on there?
 
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No such thing as a dumb question

There should be enough cable. The only problem is if the corrosion has started traveling "down" the wire. If it is green and powdery then the cables should be replaced. I get welding cable and make up my own.
 
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thanks man
 
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Hey guys,sorry for the high jack,I know you can replace the terminals,but can you replace just the terminal on the passenger side(you know,the through connector one),or do you have to get the whole cable,if so,where do you get a replacement one?
 
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Originally Posted by peasel_85 View Post
thanks, might be a dumb question, but is there enough room to put new connectors on there?
The only dumb question is one thats never asked.

Ck. prices on new cable and welder cable to see witch one is cheaper,cause they both work great.Get the 2/0 cable if you get reg.batt.cable,makes a big difference on start ups.

Question,you don't have a starter going bad do you?

And just double check you lenght with the new end to be sure if the cable is long enough.
 
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by schlepprock379 View Post
Hey guys,sorry for the high jack,I know you can replace the terminals,but can you replace just the terminal on the passenger side(you know,the through connector one),or do you have to get the whole cable,if so,where do you get a replacement one?
You can get a T for the pos. post at NAPA and make one yourslef.
 
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I'm pretty sure the starter is alright, when I play with the connections every once in a while, it starts and charges just fine but when they aren't making good connection I have to get out the battery charger.
 
 


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