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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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Battery saver active.
I do not have a year, make, or model from you, but I would start the diagnosis of this problem by testing the battery. If the battery isn't holding a charge properly, it can cause electrical issues. Next thing to...
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My car won't start I just got a new starter , when I try to start my car it make a click sound nothing else.
Hi there. It sounds like a weak battery, however there are other possibilities that can create the same symptom. Has the battery been tested? Have it tested with a digital volt/ohm tester that provides current voltage, cold cranking amps, and...
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Replacing battery terminals
Battery terminals can certainly have an impact on the proper electrical connection if they are corroded (common) or not otherwise able to maintain a solid connection. This is many times the cause of a car not starting even when the...
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My engine is having a hard time starting.
Hi there. Check the battery cables to see if they are tight and clean. Check the wire and make sure that there is no corrosion (looks green on the wires). Check the battery voltage after the vehicle has sat all...
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Electrical issue
Hello. The alternator failing may have strained the battery as it was going out. You may want to start by having the battery tested. The connection between the starting and charging system also need to be checked. All connections need...
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Cars light and everything turns on but won't start and no nose
Be sure not to remove the battery cables if and once the vehicle is running. Removal of the battery from the circuit at that time can cause a voltage excursion which will damage the PCM (powertrain control module or "vehicle...
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My Toyota windom is not starting.
Hi there. Check the battery cables to see if they are are tight and clean. If the cables are loose or corroded, then clean them and tighten them up. If the cables are fine, then check the battery voltage and...
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Removing bolt from red current line connected to the car's battery.
The square headed bolt is designed to keep the bolt from turning when you are trying to tighten or loosen the nut on the other side. To loosen the nut on the other side you will want to turn it...
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Battery shot?
I would not recommend using jumper cables as a means to connect your battery for a couple of reasons. First of all, it can be dangerous as it can create additional risk of sparks that would not otherwise happen when...
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Trouble shoot break down when my engine starts back up after 30 minutes or more.
Hi there. If you are having an issue with your vehicle shutting off and not restarting up until 30 minutes or more, then there could be an issue with the security system, battery, or an electrical short. Check to see...
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Truck running very bad and I have a loss of electrical power.
Hi there. Before you decide to charge or replace the battery, check for a parasitic draw. To do this, remove the negative (-) battery cable from the battery and put a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) on the battery cable...
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My car loses electrical power due to lose clamps. How much will it cost to get it fixed approx?
Sent billing question to CS about battery cable terminal replacement cost.
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Battery or cables or what? 1998 Dodge Dakota
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1998 Dodge Dakota to crank but not start. Given than your car starts fine when jump started, the fuel system is unlikely to be the cause. Leaving the starting system and the...
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My battery is dead. Had to jump start.
The battery going dead will need to be tested for no cranking of the engine. The battery should be charged and load tested to see if it can take a load enough to start the vehicle. This load is about...
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Car is dead, no signs of "life" at all.
Since you ran the battery dead several times before you replaced the alternator, you caused the battery to get sulfated internally. The lead acid inside a battery will only last for so long. Most batteries will last between 3 to...
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Making noise when hooking battery cables up.
Hi there. Assuming this was not an issue prior to the radio installation. This would lead me to believe you have inadvertently tied into the starter solenoid signal wire with the installation of the radio. Using a test light, probe...
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I put in a new starter and battery and my Jeep will not start. Please help me get my Jeep to start.
Hi there. Check to see if the wiring to the battery and the starter are tight and clean. A bad connection will cause a no start situation. If the battery cables and wires are all tight and clean, then go...
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I drove the car fast, and then the Service Advance Trac came on. Then I drove the car slow for about 10 min and the message disappeared.
Hi there. The Advance Trac may have came on for a dirty wheel speed sensor. You could have driven through a puddle or on a bumpy road that caused debris to fall onto the sensor causing it to be tripped...
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The engine will not turn over. The battery and fuses are okay.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Since the problem started when you had replaced the battery, check the wires to the battery and make sure that they are not corroded. Also, check the battery cables for they are on...
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On occasions during quiet surrounding driving I hear a clack noise from the back of my car.
Hi there. If you are hearing a clacking sound around or near the battery in your vehicle, then this is the sign of a loose battery cable. As the cable is loose, the noise is sparks that are admitted as...

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