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Q: Broken battery cable

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The battery cable broke.

A: Hello. It is common for the battery cables ...

Hello. It is common for the battery cables to break on this vehicle. Due to the location of the battery, there is not much give in the cable so over time vibration can cause the cable to break. If there is any corrosion then that will make it worse. If the cable just broke at the battery then typically a mechanic would just replace the cable and and clean everything up and you would be fine.

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