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WHERE DOES THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE GOES TO FROM THE BATTERY

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Just replaced the transmission in the truck and everything will come on inside the truck but when you try to start the engine everything goes out.


Clean and retighten battery post connections, Check the negative grounding point-where the negative cable grounds to frame. And check the positive cable connection on the battery. Sounds like a loose connection somewhere.

Aug 16, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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My negative cable that goes from the starter to the battery broke,how do I replace this cable? Any help would be appreciated


they sell generic cables at parts stores, however for that application i like to use a cable which is made specially for the car, so a dealer is the place to get it. otherwise you have to cut the heavy cable and make a crimped mechanical connection between the connector lug and the cable which inevitably leads to corrosion eating the connection out from the inside. from time to time you see these sold on eBay.

generally the negative cable leaves the battery and bolts to vehicle ground, not the starter. the positive cable leaves the battery and bolts to the starter. make absolutely sure you have the right cable in mind before you buy. if it is the positive cable, disconnect the negative cable before you begin to hook up the positive cable to avoid sparks and serendipitous welding. just unbolts at each end, may be some guides to follow in order keep the cable from moving around.

after the swap do not be surprised to find your anti-theft radio no longer works, you will need to contact a dealer with proof of ownership to get a code.

Jul 06, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Intrepid

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Where is the battery located?


Battery Replacement

Removal Procedure

Disconnect the negative battery cable (2). Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure .

Remove the wheelhouse liner. Refer to Wheelhouse Liner Replacement - Front .

Lower the vehicle.

Open the positive battery cable connection cover.

Loosen the positive battery cable bolt.

Remove the positive battery cable (1).

Remove the front fender rear bracket to side rail bolts.

Remove the front fender to front fender rear bracket upper (1) and lower (2) bolts.

Remove the front fender rear bracket.

Remove the battery hold down retainer bolt and retainer.

Important: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during removal.

Remove the battery.



Installation Procedure

Important: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during battery installation.

Install the battery.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.

Install the battery hold down retainer and bolt. Tighten the bolt to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).

Install the front fender rear bracket.

Install the front fender rear bracket to side rail bolts. Tighten the bolts to 20 N·m (15 lb ft).

Install the front fender to front fender rear bracket upper (1) and lower (2) bolts. Tighten the bolts to 20 N·m (15 lb ft).

Install the positive battery cable (1).

Tighten the positive battery cable bolt. Tighten the bolt to 17 N·m (13 lb ft).

Close the positive battery cable connection cover.

Install the wheelhouse liner. Refer to Wheelhouse Liner Replacement - Front .

Connect the negative battery cable (2). Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure . 1737d1122299169-solstice-service-battery-replacement-procedures-158wilmingtoncarshow36.jpg
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Nov 28, 2010 | 2007 Pontiac Solstice Convertible

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91 chevy cavalier has a dead short. Pulled all fuses, still shorting out. Was told to try disconnecting starter. Cannot find starter cable. Where is cable connection?


the positive cable from the battery goes direct to the starter, then there is a smaller wire that goes to the ignition circuit,remove the neg cable and bridge with a test light, that way you can go to every circuit without blowing fuses, also the alt is often not fused to the battery, have patience you will fin it

May 10, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier

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My 1995 seville battery wont hold a charge.on the


You may have a bad alternator... you can have it checked at any auto store for free... Also check your positive/negative wired connections...your connection to your positive cable that goes to your starter may need to be replaced, or your negative cable could be bad also.

Feb 17, 2010 | 1995 Cadillac Seville

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I replaced the starter and the starter relay and battery in my 1997 3.0 dodge caravan and it still will not start. Some how power is not getting to the starter.


Try routing a jumper cable to the starter terminal where the battery cable goes to & then hook it to your positive bayyery connection. Then try to start it. If nothing happens you have a bad ground connection

Jan 16, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Caravan

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I change my battery post now I don't know where they go on the - or + side can you help me out


Hello. Yes. the black wire is the ground wire. It goes from the frame to the negative post of the battery. The red wire is the hot wire and it goes to the positive post.

Nov 24, 2009 | 1994 Buick LeSabre

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Dead battery


Removal Procedure

Disconnect the negative battery cable

Remove the wheelhouse liner.

Open the positive battery cable connection cover.

Loosen the positive battery cable bolt.

Remove the positive battery cable

Remove the front fender rear bracket to side rail bolts.

Remove the front fender to front fender rear bracket upper (1) and lower (2) bolts.

Remove the front fender rear bracket.

Remove the battery hold down retainer bolt and retainer.

Important: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during removal.

Remove the battery.



Installation Procedure

Important: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during battery installation.

Install the battery.


Install the battery hold down retainer and bolt.

Install the front fender rear bracket.

Install the front fender rear bracket to side rail bolts.

Install the front fender to front fender rear bracket upper (1) and lower (2) bolts.

Install the positive battery cable (1).

Tighten the positive battery cable bolt.

Close the positive battery cable connection cover.

Install the wheelhouse liner.

Connect the negative battery cable

Oct 15, 2009 | 2006 Pontiac Solstice

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Replacing positive battery cable 1996 dodge stratus


Positive Battery cable will be the thick red wire goes to the starter motor and you thin wire goes to the alternator, do it disconcerting the battery first and follow up to starter one by one, use original parts make sure you clean the battery nipple, with sand paper, tight the starter motor nut well enough

Jan 21, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Stratus

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Voltage drop test


First, check battery post to cable connection: positive meter lead on battery positive post, negaitve lead on battery's positive cable clamp. Crank the engine and note the reading. A good connection should have zero voltage drop. Second, check the positive cable: positve meter lead on positive battery clamp, negative lead on starter terminal connector. A good cable will show a voltage drop of .2 volts or less while cranking. Third, check the starter connection: positive meter lead on positive battery terminal on the solenoid, negative meter lead on actual starter stud. A good connection will have a voltage drop of near zero volts. Now to check the negative side of the circuit. Total drop on the ground side should be .3 volts or less and can be checked by placing positive meter lead on starter housing and negative meter lead on battery ground post. Take your reading while cranking the engine, and be sure your connection at the starter is solid and clean. If total voltage drop on this side of the circuit is excessive, complete testing at all connections in the same fashion as the positive side of the circuit. Check the following: between battery post and clamp (zero voltage drop), cable end at battery to cable end at engine. (.2 volts or less), cable end at engine to engine itself (near zero voltage drop), and finally between starter housing and engine block (.1 volts or less).

To read the entire procedure for all automotive systems read this artile:
http://www.engine-light-help.com/voltage-drop.html

Aug 31, 2008 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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