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Need to change battery cables in a 2006 Dodge durango

There is corrosion on the terminal at the connection with the battery cable. Need to know how to change the battery cables on a 2006 Dodge Durango.

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Are you sure you need to replace the entire cable or just replace the terminals that the cable is connected to?The terminals may be worn out and loose which leads to corrosion. Simply go to an auto parts store and buy the appropriate terminals and replace them. You can also get a wire brush to clean the cables before installing the new terminals. Also there are some corrosion protectors that help aid in corrosion.

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    The terminals are corroded and the negative wire has exposed wires at the point where its bent to attach to the terminal. It seems that there are issues with the connection.

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Most of the time you can clean this up with baking soda and water and a old tooth brush. the baking soda & water mixture will fizz as it neutralizes the acid and use the brush to clean up the harder spots. But if cable ends are really bad. You can purchase clamp on cable ends rather than replacing the entire cable.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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    Anthony Asetamy Apr 23, 2014

    The terminals are corroded and the negative wire has exposed wires at the point where its bent to attach to the terminal. It seems that there are issues with the connection.

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