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Not sure what you mean...are the cables clean? are they tight? try to wiggle them back and forth to see if they move....if they do they need to be tightened....but best way to do anything with a battery is to get it by Autozone or Advanced Auto who will check it for free for you, and they'll probably clean your terminals for you too and let you know if the connections are bad.

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