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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 of a vehicle’s electrical system. They serve as the main connection between the vehicle’s main source of...
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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Wont start after leaving the key on all night.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and see if the are tight and clean. A loose battery cable can cause the power to come on but not turn over the starter. If the battery cables are tight, then check the...
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How do i remove a stripped bolt from a battery post clamp?
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your battery terminal will likely need to be replaced. If you do not have the resources to have it professionally replaced then replacing it on your own could be another option....
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I have a 2006 Jeep Commander and sometimes when I go to start it there's nothing but a clicking noise? How can i find out why this
You will need to have the battery cables cleaned and serviced. Then have the battery tested for ability to hold a load. Replace the battery cable ends if they are broken or excessive corrosion along with replacing battery.
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How to change my vehicle battery?
Hi there. With the battery cable clamps loose, take a flat screwdriver and gently pry open the clamps. Make sure that you do not touch the posts together or touch the frame to the vehicle. Then twist the battery cable...
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Battery saver mode came on again?
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. Check the wires on the alternator and make sure that they are clean and tight. Check the ground circuit on the fuse box and insure...
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Car won't start with the key.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. Check the battery for a voltage reference. There should be 12.4 to 12.6 volts. If the battery is less than 12.4 volts, then it would...
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Truck clicks one time but wont turn over.
Hi there. If the starter was replaced, first check the battery cables to the starter and make sure that they are tight. If the cables are tight, then the issue could be that the clutch may have broke causing the...
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Cranks but does not start.
Hi there. Check the battery on the vehicle and make sure that it has enough voltage to start the vehicle. If the vehicle is cranking up and it sounds as it is about to start but it does not start,...
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Pressed the gas pedal and the car didn't move forward. It rather rolled backwards because the vehicle was on a hilly place. What cold have happened?
Hi there. If a battery cable is loose or corroded the computer and components in the vehicle will shut down some circuits that are unable to get a good connection. If the vehicle makes the issues again then I recommend...
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my car won't start....has power in the on position but when I turn it to start it loses power
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of many issues. When you are in a situation like this, you want to start with the basics first. Make sure your battery is good, and have it...
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Hi I have a 2001 s10 that seems to have a wiring issue or something.
Hi there. Check the battery and make sure that it can hold a charge. Even though a battery can have 12.6 volts, it could have a bad cell causing a large draw. Place the battery on a load and see...
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Electrical problems
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing electrical issues, likely more than one. If the battery dies when you don't drive the vehicle for a few days then that could be a sign...
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I Reversed battery cables on My 1992 Mercedes SL500. Now it turns over but won't start
When the battery cables are reversed, It only takes an instant to do a lot of damage. The Alternator and the ignition modules are probably toast, And any or all of the ECU's are probably damaged. The good news, if...
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Car won't unlock electronically, nor mechanically.
Hi there. What seem to have happen is the battery went dead over night. If there was no sign of power, then the battery drained with a parasitic load overnight. The ECM and the fuses are protected to keep water...
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My car won't start but it's not the alternator or battery
The problem sounds like a loose connection in the fuse box to battery cable connections. Check the cables for loose or corroded connections at battery clamps and ground connections on body and engine. If problem continues then have a mechanic...
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No crank no start.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. Check the cables that attach to the starter and make sure that they are all tight and clean. The starter remote wire could have an...
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I have a anti theft system installed in my car where you need to have the key in it before u can start the car.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. If you had replaced your battery, then with an aftermarket alarm, it is best to disable the alarm before hooking up a new battery. This...
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Check gauge light is on and Battery voltage is dropping. The battery is failing to stay fully charged.
Hi there. First the battery will need to be charged to 100% charge of 12.6 volts. Then load test the battery and see if the battery can hold a charge after a load for 30 seconds. If the battery can...
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Why won't my truck start?
Hi there. Check the battery cables and see if they are tight and clean. If the battery cables are tight and clean, then check the ground wire to the fuse box and see if its loose or corroded. If the...
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Electrical issue
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with its battery cables. This should at least be the first thing you check. If there is a poor terminal or ground connection then you will lose all...

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