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Q: Replacing battery terminals

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Should I replace my battery terminals before I buy a new alternator?

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 battery itself is good. I would first recommend replacing these prior to replacing the alternator as this is generally a quick and inexpensive fix.

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