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2001 Chevy Malibu Battery Connectors

The connectors (hoses?) to my battery, well the positive one, shows some corrosion. I don't think the connection is getting from my new battery to the engine to start. I could jump it before when it died, but now it's not responding to that. Is there any way to get it to work?

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Take battery cable off pull bolt out pull plastic end off take wire brush to flat end on cable replace bolt if corroded . can buy new bolt at parts store.

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All cables should be tight and corrosion free. this also includers the ground cabble fron engine block to the frame and the grouind cable from the starter to the battery. if all cables are tight then it could be that the solenoid on the starter is bad and needs to be either replaced or the starter itself

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Hi!
there are several method to test battery if this will charge to start your ignition system,tester and ammeter.if check using tester at voltmeter you got 12 volt its fine ,on ammeter at +30 amp its fine.w/o this tester you can check by a 2 feet stranded cable slice at both end 1"until copper appear one end attach to negative and other end
jug to one terminal to spark,observe the spark if redish color under charge,need to charge,if the spark is bluish you got fine battery to ignite your ignition system.

to prevent battery corrosion in the baterry post,cut 2" washers from an odl piece of felt and
wet drop of motor oil,grease.drop them over the post before putting on the clamps.oil the felt each
time the car is serviced,so it will not dry out.
Vibration is the major enemy of automotive batteries. to lessen vibration,put a pad of spounge rubber.1/4" thick.on the try of the battery holder before you install the battery.

there are several factor why not engine start
or hard to start.
the low charge battery - recharge
faulty ignition sytem - check the coil
- clean spark plug
- check ignition coil
- check hi voltage lead
- check ignition module

consider also the starter motor,ignition switch
they should normaly function so could have start engine easily,plus fuel have enough fuel,is the fuel filter supplying fuel on carburator.hope this will help you to have good start engine.have a nice day rate me thank's

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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