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Inlaw has hot battery all links are good code blinks r normal. Hes tryin everything, but his battery cable has both ends cut off, bolted straight to starter, freyed ends and Hot post is freyed and not bolted tight and wont get real tight, he don't think it's the cable, cause the headlights come on,brand new starter, won't click, only clicks at com. module, and you can hear something else click, but not starter. think it could be the cable, we've got a bet.

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The cable needs replacing. Its getting enough power to run the lights, but not enough to run the starter. Good luck. Dont forget to rate.

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My 2007 hyundai santa fei has just went completely dead....battery is fine....I've been told it could be a faulty earth but I have checked all earth's and cleaned them and re tightened them?

Completely dead is usually:
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I have a 2004 nissan frontier and the starter goes out all the time

1st, are your battery cables in good condition? If you use the after market cables, there are two types. One clamps to the battery and you slip the cable through a clamp which you tighten down with two bolts. Those, I consider temporary repairs. Make sure the battery terminals are very clean. You can buy a battery post and cable end cleaner CHEAP. Buy the one with the brush which you can push through the cable end. They make terminal ends which bolt to the terminals and project out with a stud on them along with a wire end an a nut. This is the type I prefer. Always disconnect the negative terminal first! Make sure you have enough cable to cut it back to where clean copper is showing. If you don't, buy a new cable which is designated for that car. Now, with a razor balde or something of similar sharpeness, go about an1 1 /14 inches from where you cut it and cut around the cable., then cut from the first cut outward to the end of the cable and you can remove the cable insulation. The cable end is placed on the cable end as far in as it will go until it hits the cable insulation. Place the clean end you cut off into the cable end provided, With a pair of pliars placed on bothe sides of the end an partially start to fold the cable end in, not too far. Now, take the pliars and put one jaw on the bottom of the end and the other on one of the halves on the top (on the same side) and start to slowly squeeze it in. It should start to "roll inward torward the cable. Once it has, do the same to the other side. VERY IMPORTANT! Keep track of the cable position so that it is seated as far in as it will go before you make a final crimp. Use a large set of pliars to do this job or the crimp will not be tight enough. Clean the battery post (the positive one) place the cable on the post and tighten it down. it doesn't have to be gorilla tight. (make sure the cable you put on the post is the same one you pulled off! Do the same proceedure ofr the other side.
If you have a long period of cranking time before the car will start, it will damage one starter after another. Buying cheap brands to be thrifty by saveing you money even if they may carry a lifetime warranty NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THEM OUT! IF YOU HAVE REPLACED A BATTERY CABLE AND THE SIZE OF THE CABLE (DIAMETER) IS SMALLER THAN THE ONE WHICH WAS IN THE CAR, YOU WILL ALSO DAMAGE A STARTER. A starter hanging up after the engine has started up which could be caused by a bad ignition switch, can burn a starter up. If it remains in contact with the engine after it is running, it becomes a generator. I hope I have given you some avenues in which to follow up on. Good luck.

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No electrical power

There could be a couple reasons for this. The most common is corrosion on the battery terminals (see illustration). Any auto parts store will carry 3 things:
1. Battery post cleaner tool/brush. Though depending on the type of battery terminals you have, a regular wire brush works good for the side bolt kind.
2. Battery terminal cleaner/acid neutralizer.
3. Battery terminal protector spray

First, remove the battery cables from the battery. Next use the cleaner (2) on both the cable ends and where they attach to the battery. Let it soak for a few minutes according to the instructions on the can then rinse with water. Use the wire brush (1) to dislodge any stubborn crusty bits. Re-apply the cleaner if needed after brushing. Next, let dry and then spray with the protector spray (3) to help prevent future corrosion buildup. Finally, re-attach the battery cables and see if things are back to normal:)
In extreme cases, you may have to replace the battery cable end, while this add a bit of complication to the fix, it's easily accomplished with a few basic tools, but don't forget to make sure everything is clean and protected as instructed above to prevent further issues.

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Hello, my father has a 1968 chevy stepside with the strait six. he bought it new in '68. well hes getting older and im a electrician so we could use a hand. the speedometer quit working and he put on a new...

the "tip" that goes into transmission is too short. Trick to fix, take a razor, cut about 3/4 " out of a section of outer shield somewhere forward of trans connector. (without cutting cable inside) then press remaining shield ends together and seal with good E tape, Then slide cable into trans and tighten.

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Just remove the bolts with a 12 point socket or wrench. Just turn them counter-clockwise and they will come out

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My 2005 ford focus has corrosion in the negative battery cable is replacing the negative battery cable difficult

Not hard at all. But are you sure you want to change the whole cable? You can change just the termanal end if you wish. There should be two bolts holding it on. If it is a manufactured cable that is solid and no bolts then you can cut the end off and buy the bolt type I speak of for about 1.49 each at Shucks. Or if you just want to clean the end up and re=use it get a pocket knife and scrape out the inside and where the bolts connect it take them off and clean the copper on the cable by twisting it back and forth and then scraping the copper clean with the knife. Scrape the posts as well to make everything nice and shiny. But if you still want to change the whole cable then remoce the termanal end and follw the cable back down to the end. One bolt should be holding the other end to the chassis or a grounded area. Just remove the bolt and put the new cable in its place.
Let me know how it goes and wear glasses when you clean it to prevent any lead chips getting in your eyes. Wash your hands well afterwads right away with warm soapy water. I hope i earned a thumbs up please, Razzy

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likely the coolant temp sensor. Some of those newish fords have a engine protection system that shuts down cylinders, then full shutdown if the computer gets a signal that the engine is getting hot.
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Section 03-06A: Starting System, Gasoline Engines 1996 F-Series and Bronco Workshop Manual
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  1. Raise vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove attaching bolts and starter motor shield.
  1. stj~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: When disconnecting hardshell connector at starter motor solenoid S terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to connector and S terminal. If any part of connection is damaged, replace damaged components.
    Disconnect battery cable and push-on connector from starter solenoid.
  1. Remove attaching bolts and starter motor (11001).
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  1. Position ground cable and install lower attaching bolt.
  1. Tighten attaching bolts to 20.3-27.0 Nm (15-20 lb-ft).
  1. Connect starter solenoid S terminal wire. Be careful to push straight on and make sure connector locks in position with a notable click or detent.
  1. Install battery cable and attaching nut on solenoid B terminal. Tighten nut to 9-13.5 Nm (80-120 lb-in).
  1. Position starter motor shield and install attaching bolts.
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

    Connect battery ground cable.

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Hope this helps Good luck Loringh PS Please leave a rating if appropriate Thks

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