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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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My 2003 ford explorer wont start up just get click click click click click click click click
If the battery is weak and the voltage is dropping to below 9 volts you will get the clicking without the starter turning the motor. Have the battery voltage checked and if battery cannot hold a load then replace it...
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Won't start after putting in new alternator, battery, starter and fuses.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are hooked up properly. Look to see if there is an issue with a loose ground on the fuse box. When smoke comes from the battery cables, that usually...
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My battery was tested and when I jump it the truck starts, take them off and it dies instantly.
If the car starts and runs with the use of a "jumper" battery, but stalls immediately when you remove that battery, that means your battery is dead and, as well, there could be something wrong with your charging system. Of...
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Rapid clicking
Any time you get a rapid clicking at the starter is usually a low voltage condition at the battery. You need to monitor the voltage to the starter to see if the voltage to the starter main cable is above...
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Headlights don't come on and will not crank.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. Then check the wiring to the starter relay and the starter and see if anything is loose. If all of the wiring is clean and...
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Won't turn over
If the engine will not turn over or crank over then your battery may be dead or not making good contact with the clamps. First test battery for proper voltage and if cables are making good contact to the battery....
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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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When i put my Car in drive or reverse i lose power but in park or netural the voltage is normal
Hello there, many faults will cause your battery light to be on when your 2005 Ford Crown Victoria is in drive or reverse. You have done well in replacing parts so far, but the vehicle must be diagnosed fully before...
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How much should my repairs cost?
Billing question sent to CS for the replacement of the positive battery cable, fuse, and repair to the engine harness on a 2008 Saturn Astra with a L4-1.8L engine.
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1994 Chevy C1500 won't start even when jumped
Either your battery is discharged to the point it won't take a jump or your battery cables are loose/damaged/corroded. If the vehicle has no lights whatsoever and it won't crank, the problem definitely has to do with the battery. A...
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My van's electrical system is completely dead. I suspect the mega fuse. I'd like advice about whether that may be the issue.
You will need to check the battery clamps to see if they are loosing connection between the post and the clamp. You can check them with a volt meter and do a voltage drop for the clamps to see if...
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Battery fully drains within 1-2 days
You will need to scan the body control system to see if the radio is staying powered on after you turn off the truck and exit the vehicle. You can test this by open the driver's door after turning off...
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My car will not stay started after installing a new alternator
Hello. You will want to check that the alternator installed has the right amperage output for your vehicle. Some vehicles take two or maybe three different types of alternators and the one that was installed may not have sufficient power...
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Electrical issue and car is not starting.
The battery is designed to hold a charge of a voltage and an amperage. The battery may have a voltage of 12.6 but may have a weak amperage. I recommend replacing the battery if the battery is either the factory...
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Electrical issues when trying to start the engine.
Hi there. The corrosion on the wiring will cause an extra load on the battery causing the battery to drain fast and force the alternator to work harder. Depending on the speaker system that you have, the alternator may not...
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My 2003 GMC Denali randomly apply's the reduced power setting which pushes out less than 50 hp and less than 38 mph.
Check the battery cables on the battery for if they are loose or corroded. Tighten up the battery cables and clean up any corrosion on the battery cables. A loose battery cable or corrosion on the battery cable will cause...
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Car will not Start. Battery Issue?
Hello. There's a possibility that the corrosion from the battery terminals have spread into the wires which is preventing sufficient power supply to the vehicle. The wires leading to the battery should be inspected. Likely after leaving the vehicle sitting...
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Lost temperature control on hvac
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Without knowing the make and model of your vehicle, it is difficult to determine what kind of electrical components we are working with. In general, when the battery is disconnected it can mess...
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Doors don't lock/unlock from Key Fob or inside car, Key Fob doesn't open trunk, transmission locked, AUTO headlights not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The charging system needs to be inspected. With the vehicle off, remove the negative battery cable and the the positive in order to remove the battery from the vehicle. From there you can inspect...
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I have a 2008 mercury sable is there a way to just replace the positive terminal or does the whole cable have to be replace. The o
If the damaged segment of wiring is short and self contained, that is the entirety of the cable (or harness) is accessible because there are connections (plugs or terminals) on both ends of the harness, it's not a bad idea...

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