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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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My battery is new but when i turnover ignition no lights come on
If you just replaced the battery and still have no electrical power to anything on the vehicle I would first suggest you try and get a jump start to see if the battery you got is bad or low on...
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Car won't start after putting in brand new fuel pump!
If you are losing all power when you turn the key you should check the battery connections to see if they are making contact to battery or battery is low on charge. If you have activated the theft system and...
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Starter not engaging at all but passed bench test
You will need to check the voltage at the starter when someone is cranking it to make sure cables are sending all the voltage to it. You can do a voltage drop on the cables to see if one is...
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My key is stuck in the ignition and I won't turn left. It will turn right but the lights don't come up nor does the car start. My
The first thing you should try is to see if your battery can be jump started and see if the vehicle will start? If it starts then look to see if you have a battery light is on indicating the...
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truck wont start unless its jump started. I have put in a new battery and still wont start and acts like the battery is dead.
You say the car will not start from your battery but will from a jump start. This tells me you have a bad connection between the battery and your cable clamp. Remove and clean with a wire brush inside connector...
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My battery is brand new but my car won't start. I tried hitting the starter with a hammer and nothing changed. My car is turning o
Just by pouring Coke on cables do not clean the cables enough to get good voltage to the starter. I suggest you have the cables and clamps cleaned properly and if still will not crank then have the new battery...
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My car starts only after sliding battery side to side, why?
You may have a cable that is not making a good connection or the internal battery plates are shorting out and battery would need replaced. Have battery tested and replace if fails load test.
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No power to fuse box
If you are not getting any power to anything then you will need to first the battery to see if it has above 12 volts? If it does then you will need to remove and clean the battery posts and...
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Check engine and ABS light came on then went away
Hello, thank you for writing in. Battery issues cause malfunctions with all of the systems that use its power to function. Most commonly, the charging system light, check engine light, and ABS light come on when there is an issue...
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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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