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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Battery Terminal Ends
If you experience problems starting and powering the car or find corrosion on the battery terminals, you may need to replace the terminal ends.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Battery Cable
If you experience problems starting and powering the car or find corrosion on the battery terminals, you may need to replace a battery cable.
How Long Does a Battery Cable Last?
Transferring the current from the battery to the starter and alternator is the job of the battery cables. Every time you try to start your car, the battery cables will have to...
How to Change Battery Cables
Although simple in nature, battery cables are one of the most important components...
How to Buy Good Quality Battery Cables
When your car won’t start, it’s easy to immediately jump to the battery as the problem. If a voltage test, however, shows that the battery is fine, the issue could very well...

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Why would someone charge me $600.00 to replace battery cable-positive side?
Hello - on some vehicles, the positive battery cable is quite long, going from the starter to the rear passenger seat or trunk area - literally 15' long. Besides costing quite a bit for the part, the labor to install...
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My car is not starting.
It is possible there may be a loose connection somewhere that is not allowing the power to flow properly. Often this can be caused by a loose ground fastener or a broken battery cable connection. Consider hiring an experienced technician...
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Can't figure out how to disconnect negative battery cable
Hi Lisa: the picture you sent shows a conventional post and terminal connection held on with a through bolt and nut. The nut is probably around 10 or 12 MM (if metric). You can just use a box end wrench...
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Car won't start
Hi there. Although the voltage looks good on the battery, the unknown is the cold cranking amps; which is what is important asset of the battery for start up. If the AC was serviced yesterday, the battery cables would have...
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I bought my 2014 car new and had battery corrosion. I didn't check warranty first. Could I be reimbursed for my purchase?
If you were in an accident then the battery may have been damaged in the accident. I do not think you will be reimbursed from Ford on this replacement. You can call the Ford number on your warranty card to...
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No power to cab or to fuse block
If you lost all power while driving and now have no power to anything then you need to check the main battery cables and alternator for voltage drop on the cables using a volt meter. This will tell you where...
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Neither my electronic key or car will start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is not getting power from the battery for one reason or another. There are several things that you can check. One being the battery cables. Make sure they are clean, dry, and...
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On 2006 dodge charger how long is the power cable from alternator to starter
The alternator cable on this vehicle and engine is specialized. It has a built in fuse link that is designed to prevent shorts if the system is shorted out. You could replace the cable with a larger cable but would...
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Cost to replace full wiring for positive battey termical 2012 Mitsu Eclipse
The cable will need to be priced and acquired from the dealer for correct part and the labor calls for 2.0 hours to replace it. This does not include any testing or additional parts replaced with the cable that may...
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No power to the ignition.
When hooking up the battery cables backwards, the polarity of the voltage is reversed and will cause the fuses to pop, the alternator to burn out the regulator, and the computer (ECM) will burn up the ground circuit inside the...
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What kind of battery terminal fits a Suzuki sx4?
Duralast Battery Cable, part number 07765 or part number 07764 will work on your vehicle. If you are seeking the negative terminal cable assembly, that is readily available from Suzuki dealers and easily installed. The positive side of the circuit...
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When I turn key on no lights on dash go on in the car. The car won't start or make any noise. What can it be?
Your vehicle could have a battery that has lost it's charge or the battery cables are corroded or loose. Check the battery with a digital volt meter and see what the voltage is. If the voltage is below 11.5 volts,...
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I have place a new battery into car second new battery .. it crank twice then nothing.. All it will do is click then die..
The problem is most likely the inside of the battery clamps are covered with corrosion causing the loss os contact to the new battery. This is why it will jump start but not crank on its own. Remove and clean...
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What damage is done when the battery has been hooked wrong and u turn the key trying to start the car?
If the battery cables were hooked up in an inverse direction and the key was turned to the 'ON' position, all of the electrical components including the fuse boxes, the starter relay, the fuel pump relay, the fuel pump, the...
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Me and my boyfriend was going to pick up his son. We turned around the corner and the lights and everything was still working but car stopped.
Hi there. It seems that the car battery has lost its charge and is not starting the engine. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. If the battery was drawn down, then check the...
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Van won't start
You should have the battery clamps removed and terminals cleaned and then test again to see if battery starts and runs the vehicle. You may need additional work if you have no interior lights in the dash.
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Car brakes are stuck on.
Try putting the transmission shifter in park or neutral and see if the brake pedal becomes unstuck. If not, then you may have to remove the battery cables to reset the electrical system so that the parking assist is shut...
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I've got a 97 Taurus. The other day, I would turn the key and the engine would turn slowly but not start. All of the lights and ra
You should have the battery tested after running the engine to try and charge it up. Have battery load tested to see if it can hold a load and replace it if it cannot. Then have the charging system checked...
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Lately, my car's starter doesn't give that starting sound anymore. Rather, i would hear a faint sort of "YAY" sound, and I would r
You should have your battery and cables cleaned and serviced first. Then have the battery load tested and then if it still turns slow then you will need to replace the starter. You may just have a weak battery that...
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Negative battery terminal sparks/smokes no power to car
Hi there. Check the condition of the starter wires when they were installed. See if the small remote wire on the starter solenoid is touching the main battery cable wire on the starter solenoid. If these two wires were to...

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