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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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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...
Why won't it start with a low battery and a good jump start connection?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your battery may not have had enough cold cranking amps (CCA). The volts may be correct but if it doesn't have enough CCA, it will not start for you. Batteries that specify cold cranking...
Car won't always turn over
There are many reasons why vehicles can have issues starting. The only way the entire car will be cut from having power, is if the battery doesn't have a closed circuit (or is bad, but we can assume it's not)....
I touched the positive and negative battery terminals together, now the car has no power at all
Everyone does this at some point. Sounds like there may be an issue with your starter. When you grounded the battery out, those wires are also connected to your starter and could have arced it out. But first, check your...
Car doesn't turn over right away sometimes
A slight delay by the starter like this is often a bad high current connection somewhere along the power path from the battery to the starter. It literally can take a second or three for battery power to overcome corrosion,...
Car won't start - 1991 Ford E-350 Econoline
Crossing the positive and negative battery cables is typically pretty bad for the electronics. The battery takes the brunt of the short. It very well could have fried it. What kind of battery test was performed? Essentially you are sending...
My battery cables are to short to reach the battery can I just add some wire or do I have to replace the whole thing
Hello. I would recommend purchasing and installing the correct length cables to avoid any potential connection issues when adding additional battery cable wire. As you may know, there are different thicknesses of electrical wire required for different loads of electricity...
Car starts but runs uneven, ignition module and coils replaced, battery fairly new
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2003 Pontiac Bonneville. Make sure all of the connections the the ignition module are tight. If one of the wires are loose you will have a rough running engine. I'm sure its something...
I have a problem with jeep running rough about once every seven or eight days
Hello. This may suggest a problem with the ECU resetting codes that otherwise would remain there. When the ECU detects a problem with the engine or any other operation, it will cause the check engine light to come on and...
My car's battery light is on and it started to act funny while driving, what do you think is wrong?
These are all signs of a failing battery. You will need to have the battery tested. When the battery fails, the vehicle will attempt to run off of the alternator, which can cause it to stress and fail as well....
Car battery light constantly goes on and off.
Hello. The fact that the car struggles when you take the jumper cables off suggests that the battery is not able to maintain a charge on its own. I would recommend checking the alternator and the voltage regulator as these...
My van won't start.. it's not the battery or the starter they are both brand new and I also had the starter relay changed ..
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The code P1684 is for a battery disconnect from the battery to the computer system. The corrosion on the battery cable will block electrical current from traveling from the battery to the computer....
Engine sometimes cranks, sometimes doesn't. Battery is fine.
Hello. There are a variety of reasons for why the car may not start. This may very well be a loose wire or bad grounding to the battery or potentially even a bad starter relay (this is usually noticed by...
Car won't start - 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
Hi there. Disconnecting and re-connecting the battery, although the right thing to do while working on the fuel system, has tripped the security system and is not allowing a "start" sequence. (You don't mention it, but the security light in...
Car won't start - 2006 Mercedes E350
One common issue that occurs when the battery cables are not removed while doing service on ABS brake systems is that it may trigger a few error codes to be stored in the ECU after removing the calipers. In most...
Sometimes it starts, sometimes it doesn't.
Hi there. This does sound like a voltage issue. I would start by doing a load test of the battery and the alternator. Most of the time it is a battery issue. I would also check the connections at the...
Car will not start, unless I move the battery cables. Replaced the terminals already.
If you can move the battery cables around to get your vehicle to start, the battery cables are likely the cause of the problem. Many times, older vehicles can get corrosion on metal parts. It is possible that the battery...
Try this: With the ignition key in the "off" position, turn the key just far enough to disengage the mechanical shift lever lock, but not so far as to light up the dashboard. Then shift the transmission into neutral and...
Vehicle will not Turn On
Hello. It sounds like a battery cable issue. Most of the time this is caused by either a poor connection at the battery cable ends or the cables themselves have corrosion inside of them causing high resistance. Most of the...
My car won't start but does make noise
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Toyota Yaris to crank but not start. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, battery terminals, starter, battery cables, ignition switch, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such...

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