Question about Ford Edge

1 Answer

Cable + connector was loose and corroded, ford dealer replaced connector with "basic" connector, but the red cable line also has corrosion and ate through to wiring..need to replace that cable only

Posted by on

1 Answer

If your talking about the battery cables,they need to be one piece,as they were when the vehicle was made.
No Dealer should be cutting off the ends, and putting on, clamp-on terminal connectors

Most people love them,because they don't want to do a proper replacement, of a worm or corroded cable,most people are too lazy and too cheap.

Those people, I call Butchers

If you got corrosion into the positive or ground cable,you got a voltage drop to the starter and all other vehicle systems.

Replace the entire cable. Auto part store or dealer item

You should have no more than .02 Volt loss, on a good cable

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replacing negative battery cable on 2005 volvo s40 t5.


Follow the cable from the battery to where it bolts onto the engine and body, I think it's a two sectioned cable, See if you can see any other wires attached to it and check for shabby loose little bits of broken wires that fit into the actual connector at the cable ends.Electrical connections are normally joined to the positive cable on most cars.
If nothing ,Then go to an independent parts retailer and get a cheaper version matched up as they're all made from the same materials. Phew $400 is a bit crazy. greed is spreading rampagely on our planet, Especially within the motor industry.Good luck.

Apr 18, 2013 | 2005 Volvo S40

1 Answer

How do I replace battery cables on a 1993 ford escort?


Hi,
From what I can determine, the battery cables are part of an engine sub harness. Cost of the part is in the $300 range. However, I suspect your real problem is the connectors on the cables which attach to the battery. They should be cleaned very well, free of all signs of corrosion and tightened securely. There is a common problem of the terminals corroding and cracking / breaking. They can be replaced easily and cheaply by cutting off the old terminal(s) , stripping back (or leaving exposed) about a 1/2" of wire. If wire has any corrosion, sand down to remove corrosion. The replacement terminals should be the clamp on type that you insert the wire into the clamp connection on back of new terminal and tighten it down securing the wires to the new terminal, then attaching them back to the battery. Cost around $10, buy some anti-corrosion spray for batteries also and spray them well after installation to battery to prevent this from happening again.
NOTE: Negative or black (if color coded) should come off first. Then remove positive (red) cable. Remove both cables from battery before performing repairs. Positive (red) cable goes back on first, negative cable (black) goes on last. This will prevent you from damaging your computer system and eliminate the chance of arcing (sparking) while effecting repairs.
Hope that helps!....Mike

Jun 25, 2011 | 1993 Ford Escort 4 Door

1 Answer

I have a 97 saturn sl1, I've read a lot online and most people seem to be having the same problem, just not to the extent that I am having it. Within a year I have replaced 6 alternators. Yes, 6. It's...


Hello: Are you replacing the alternator with alternators from the same source? If the answer is yes that may be your problem, you might try a different source. Also check the following: ground (black) cable from battery to engine/body-clean and tight, positive(red) cable clean and tight at battery, no corrosion on cable, cable bolt, nothing green(corrosion) growing inside the red covering on the cable. Check all grounds that connect to the body and engine. All grounds will be black wires. Also check the connector that plugs into the alternator, make sure the metal female connectors connect tightly to the male connector inside the alternator.(do a drag check, you should feel resistance when you pull the connector back out of the alternator. Also make sure the red wire that connects to the alternator is tight but make sure you don't tighten it to tight, that could cause a loose connection inside the alternator.

Feb 07, 2011 | Saturn SL1 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My dash lights go on and off whenever they please, and my windshield wipers also are not working.


Could be loose fuse box (rear wiring or fuses), jiggle it (or them) slightly to check. Could be ignition contact, push the key in or jiggle it to check. Lesser chance of defective or loose connectors elsewhere such as dash switches themselves. If other accessories are not working there may be a main power line to the fuse box from the battery positive connector that is corroded. Most times this smaller red wire has corroded at the battery cable.

Oct 05, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2005 ford windstar Problem starting not enough voltage at the solenoid Starter motor has 12v Starter relay & fuses are good What am I missing?


check battery terminals for corrosion. clean with a wire brush. check starter terminals for corrosion and clean as nessarray. if the connections between the wire and terminal connectors are corroded you may need to replace that wire and terminals.

Mar 28, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

The positive battery terminal has corroded through the wiring harness on my girlfriend's 2004 subaru legacy. Can you advise the easiest way to replace this part. It looks like I have to cut the wire to...


Yes, go to subaru dealer and buy org part. It will come with end and new wire attached. You will have to attach to starter. Not the easiest way to fix, but the best way. You can just cut off end and replace with a new one from autoparts store. Get battery cleaner and spray on battery and rinse off to get all corrosion off or you will have same problem again quickly.

Jul 20, 2009 | 2004 Subaru Legacy

2 Answers

2003 ford expedition will not start


check battery and cables.if battery is 12.5 volts. look at cables for looseness and corrosion.if corroded clean cables and battery post. also check to make sure the alternator is charging.

Apr 13, 2009 | 2003 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

98 ford contour heater wire leading into interior fuse box


corrosion can cause a week connection .if the wire you replaced it with was used it could have had the (cancer ) inside already

Jan 06, 2009 | 1998 Ford Contour

1 Answer

2003 Ford Ranger (Mazda B2300) won't start via starter or push


Did you remove the faulty cable and replace it with a new one? sometimes a cable can be so badly corroded it's rendered useless, as the corrosion can travel all the way along the cable, if you have a multi tester check the resistance ( Ohms ) using the top and end of the affected cable, you should get a high pitched sound when you connect both ends ( to the meter ) thewad001

Mar 31, 2017 | 2003 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

198 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5470 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...