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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...
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 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 deliver the power needed to fire off...
How to Buy Good Quality Battery Cables
When 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 be the battery cables. These oft-overlooked components...

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Truck won't stay running
One of the hardest problems to diagnose are electrical gremlins. Without being there to physically inspect your 97 Dodge Ram pickup, it's hard to give you a perfect diagnosis. However, when the battery and alternator are good, I tend to...
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Problem with battery.
The corrosion problem is due to the battery acid leaking onto the cables and causing the failures. The alternator may be overcharging the battery or it could be the battery temperature sensor causing the battery to be overcharged. The recommendation...
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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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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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I have a loose battery terminal
If the terminals are loose then try and tighten them. If they will not tighten up to the battery then the best way to fix them is to replace the entire cable assembly. If a less expensive repair is needed...
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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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Car won't start
This problem sounds like the battery is not charged enough to start the car. You should try and get a jump start so you can test the charging system and battery. You may have a defective battery, loose or bad...
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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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Car not starting, even with jumpstart.
Cars now a days have a lot of electronics. In older cars the engine would crank and as the battery drained it would just crank slower. That is not the case anymore. Because of all these electronics, a car needs...
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Battery drainage
This sounds like potentially a short somewhere in your electrical system perhaps with an accessory or some component that is draining the battery while the car is not running. I would start testing accessories like electrical outlets, etc. to see...
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battery
It is certainly possible and legal to extend the length of your cables to fit a particular battery. However, I would strongly recommend taking the battery back to where you got it from and exchanging it for the correct...
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Alternator/Battery
Hello. Make sure you are connecting the proper cables to the proper terminals (i.e. red cable to the positive bigger terminal and black to the negative terminal). The cables will naturally spark a little at times when you are connecting...
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Dead battery then all warning lights on
You should first have the battery and cables checked for bad battery and corroded connections and if all okay then disconnect battery and then reconnect after making sure you have the radio code to turn it back on. Then see...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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