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Replace positive battery cable 97 montero

There are 2 cables coming off of my positive battery post, what do I do in order to replace the positive battery cable in my 97 mitsubisi montero?

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Cut the wire at the end that hooks to the battery post, get a "crimp on end" that will fit the bolt and go up under the new cable end. 

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A lot of cars have two cables on the positive post.
Do you need to replace the cables or is the battery post clamp broken. You can buy a replacement post clamp if you have the type of cables that are bolted to the clamp.
If you need the cable, a oem replacement from your dealer parts counter will match. You can get after market replacements, just look for one that matches your original as close as possible. The parts counter guy should be able to help.

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How do i remove and replace the pos. battery cable

Disconnect the (-) cable from the battery post. This will make removing the + cable easier as you will not need to worry about sparks if any of the tools short from the + post to the car body, frame, etc.. Once removed, position the loose cable end so that it can not come into contact with the - post of the battery until you are ready.

Next, disconnect the + cable from the battery post. Follow the cable to any connector or terminal bolt / screw. Loosen / remove any connector, fitting, etc. as needed to permit removing the cable.

Remove screw on caps from the battery. Check and top off each cell of the battery with distilled water. Fill to the lower opening in the neck. Replace caps tightly.

Clean the top and sides of the battery by mixing a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in 4 - 6 oz of warm water. Dip an old toothbrush in the solution and scrub the top of the battery. Do not allow the solution to enter vent opening in the caps. Maintenance free batteries do not have caps and can not be topped off. Foaming and fizzing indicates the presence of battery acid on where ever the solution comes in contact. Once all areas that foam and fizz have been scrubbed, rinse gently with water. Go over the battery once more with the solution and rinse again. Clean the battery connector on the end of the - cable by scrubbing with the solution and rinse. Dip the connector into the solution and rise well. Slowly pour the remaining solution into the battery pan and on other battery hold down hardware to neutralize any battery acid collected there. Rinse again with plenty of water.

Install the new cable in the reverse order of the procedure above.

Clean the battery posts with a wire brush or tool designed for this purpose. Clean the inside of the battery post connectors of both the - and the new + cables. Apply a coating of petroleum jelly on the posts and the cable ends.

Good luck!

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How to jump started,can i use a bmw 318

You can use any vehicle you have available, as long as the battery you are jumping from is a 12V battery. (Which the BM's is)
This is the textbook recommendation:
Using a set of jumper cables, the thicker the better, connect the positive on the 318's battery to the positive on the Montero. The cars should not be touching(metal to metal anyway) Next the negative on the 318 to the engine block of the Montero. Start the 318 and then attempt starting the Montero. Once started, switch on the headlamps of the 318 and disconnect the cables, Montero negative first then 318 negative, then Montero positive and last 318 positive.
This is my way:
Connect cables, battery to battery, first positive then negative while making sure you touch nothing else on either vehicle.(Connect good battery first then flat battery) Your battery contains a lot of stored energy and also explosive gases, YOU DO NOT WANT A SHORTCIRCUIT, or sparking at the good battery for that matter.
Start the vehicle with the good battery. Let it idle for at least 10 minutes allowing the charging system on the (318) to replenish both batteries. Patience is needed.
Once started, and before disconnecting, switch on the headlamps on both vehicles. This is to prevent a voltage spike caused by the sudden disconnection damaging any electronics on either vehicle.

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2001 mitsubishi montero sport. car will not turn over. Head lights will not come on and all electrical is dead,like a dead battery. After turning the key a few times car starts up, headlights work and but...

Check your battery connections sounds like you are losing battery connectivity also check the battery cables for corrosion biuld up within the cables insulator and make sure your battery post are tightly connected.

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Battery cables can be purchased at any auto parts store. Always remove the Negative cable first. The positive cable connects to the solenoid to the starter. After removing both cables, connect the positive cable to eh solenoid to the starter, and route it up to the battery. If the new battery has protective caps on it, leave them on for now. Connect the negative cable to the ground. Connect the positive cable to the battery (remove the caps) Once secure, connect the negative cable to the battery (be very careful not to touch anything metal) IMPORTANT: Make sure the Positve cable is connected tot eh Positeve battery terminal (indicated by the + sign. The Negative cable connects to teh Negative post indicated by the - sign. I hope this answers your question fully and best of luck to you!

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Check the condition of the power and ground cables, Bypass the cables with a set of jumper cables, connect the NEG post to the engine with the black cable, and POS to the Starter Solenoid with the red cable. then try it if it starts the cables are bad or poorly connected.

check the battery voltage in stand by and cranking, try jump starting the truck. if the truck will start with a jump the battery could be bad.
If the starter solenoid is separate from the starter then it is possible the solenoid is bad.

Hope this is of some help.

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I'm replacing the neg cable and am supposed to disconnect the positive cable from the starter first. do i just pull the cable off the starter i'm not sure what the starter looks like and am confused by...

It depends on who you talk to when it comes to how to safely disconnect a battery. I work on industrial trucks, and we were taught to always disconnect the ground cable first, this prevents the possibility of shorting the positive side of the battery to the frame.
In your case I would say not to worry about the starter, and replace the ground strap as it is, if you wish to be safe then cover the positive post with something to prevent you wrench from making contact with both battery posts.

I hope this is of some help.

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Normally the bolt that tightens the clamp that fits down over the positive post of the battery can be removed from the cable. What happens on older cars is the bolt get all fouled up and corroded. This happened recently to me on my 94 F150. What I did was to cut the bolt in the middle with a hacksaw, then went to the auto parts store and bought a new bolt & nut for the cable and installed it. They even have packages of 2 nuts and bolts right near where the batteries are sold.

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