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Positive cable was corroded in battery acid how do i put the four cables on positive into clamp and on post

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Clean wire and pos. clamp inside, where the wires go. Apply flux to wires and inside clamp then solder them in using propane torch. Small wires can be connected to the clamp bolt. These will need 5/16 crimp connectors crimped on them.

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6) Place the new battery in the correct position in the vehicle.
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My car want start battery is fully charged. But the immobilizer light on the instrument panel stays on?


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I would make sure the fastener fits your battery and vice versa. Make sure it is not upside down or something like that. Is the replacement battery the same size as the old one? Battery REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Refer to Section 1 for details on battery maintenance.
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I have to weekly clean green corrosion from positive battery post on my Dodge pick-up. It statred even when the battery was new with new clamp bolts and cable/clamps scrubbed without any green residue...


The copper cable is corroded. Replace the battery cable before it fails internally where you can't see it. It will turn brittle and maybe eat through the insulation and short-out.

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