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Positive battery cable

Mike, Turns out, the positive cable end was loose, therefore the battery wasn't charging.  Next question. Do you have to replace the entire positive cable or can you just replace the terminal end, and is it something the Dealer has to do? Thanks! D 

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Excellent. I love saving people money. So I'll do it again.

You can replace just the end if there is enough slack in the cable. They are available in any auto parts store. There are a few different types. You'll want one that holds the cable with a strap held down by two bolts.

You need to strip the cable insulation (about 1/2-3/4"), put it under the strap and bolt it down until it's snug (not too tight, it's soft metal and can strip easy). Then attach the terminal to the battery, tighten it and you're done.

If you need advice on anything else, just click the ASK button near my name. Then it will be routed directly to me. It was sheer luck that it was me that found your second request. or was it?

BTW, thanks for the rating. I'm glad it worked out so well for you.
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Before I even start here. I've got to tell you, you provide the best info / details / descriptions of any one I've tried to help on this site. I wish they all would get a clue from you. Thanks.

Back to the problem.You are closer to the solution than you think.

The fact that you can jump start it rules out everything except the Battery and the negative cable. Everything works when you bypass these.

Rule out the negative cable by re-jumping, only this time attach the negative jumper to the negative terminal of the battery.
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