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My ground battery cable is fraded close to the negative post. Is this ok, or does it need replace

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Well as long as u aren't having elctrical problems should be ok for now but if it getting fraded only going to get worse i would get it fixed before leaves u stranded some where

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JaBLussier@Hanover .comWhere do jumper cables go for charging a battery on a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville?


Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
OK the best way to do this so you dont mess up the electronics in the vehical are as follows
First connect the 2 cables to the vehicle's battery red on positive and black on negative..
Now on the other vehicle the one needing charging. place the red cable on the positive battery post and take the black (negative) cable and place it on the negative battery post
now make sure the key is turned off in the vehicle that needs charging
now start the other vehicle first and leave run for about 30- 45 seconds then attempt to start the vehicle that is needing a charge once it has started quickly remove the cables off of the vehicles and you are good to go simply leave the car running to let the battery charge for at least 10 min ok
Hope this is very helpful for you please do me a favor and give this solution a rating this rating helps our asker's get the best possible solutions
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Jan 24, 2011 | 2001 Pontiac Bonneville

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Car would not start. jumped it off twice. replaced battery. ok for 4 mo. stopped dead. replaced alternator. ok for a week. stopped dead. had at shop for three days. ran ok for two. now dead again. could it...


Possible battery drain.
Remove the negative battery cable from its post and connect an ammeter red probe
to the negative battery post and the black probe to the negative battery cable.
Now start pulling fuses until the voltage on the meter returns to normal.
(anything above a half of a volt is too high) The fuse you pulled to get this
result is the affected circuit. Now you have to probe it from its B+ source to
the load
to find the short. Check all connectors for rust and the line for opens or
shorting to ground. Repair accordingly.

Apr 16, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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I have a 1999 jeep gc laredo and it wont start replaced the starter and battery but it just click. i also checked all fuses and relays but nothing worked it just clicks


Take a pair of jumper cables,and use the ground side of the jumper cables,and clamp on the negative battery post,and the other end of the negative ground of the jumper cables,to the engine,anywhere that is a good ground,then try and start it,if it starts,then the ground cable on the jeep,is bad,replace it,you might check the connections on the battery post,clean the grey,or black color residue off the battery post,and inside the cable ends to where they shine.This residue acts as a insulator,and will not allow contact.The new battery can have this residue on it,even if it is new.

Feb 27, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Battery keeps running down, what is the best way


The new alternator may have a closed regulator draining the battery,put a volt meter,or test light in line with the ground cable,remove the ground cable,and put the test light clip on the ground cable,and the tip of the test light to the negative battery post,or contact,it does not have a post,If it lights the test light,and it does not fade off,then there is a draw,unplug the alternator regulator plug,see if that turns the test light off,if it does,then the alternator is defective,then if need to continue testing,remove the interior light fuse,completly,and then pull one fuse at a time,to see if the test light goes off,when it does,that is the circuit that is drawing the battery down.The clocks will pull to many amps sometimes and cause this also,be sure to disconnect the battery over night to make sure the battery is good also,so you wont be doing all this for nothing,and you may want to have the battery load tested.

Feb 25, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet K1500

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Truck will not start. All power consumption from battery stopped.


Get a voltmeter or test light. Open the fuse panel in the engine compartment and see if you have voltage there. Check the main fuse. Look closely at the battery connection to see if one of the accessory power wires came off. Lastly, check to make sure you have a good ground connection on the engine and frame and that you have continuity to the negative battery post.

Jan 28, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

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Battery-ok. new starter. safety switch ok. turn key it clicks. thats all. not turning flywheel.


Clean the cable ends real shiny,and the post on the battery.Have the battery load tested,the battery can have 12 volts,but not any amps,or few amps left in the battery.Also,a cable could be bad,use some jumper cables,just the negative one,and ground one end to the engine on a good metal ground,clamp the other end to the negative side of the battery,see if it will start,if it does,then the negative battery cable is bad.Also see if it will start by crossing out the solenoid on the fire wall.Small terminal to large terminal going to the starter.The small terminal will have a s on the solenoid.

Jan 28, 2010 | 1992 Ford Ranger

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Connect battery cables in 2004 Ford Expedition


Are you trying to jump it? Or are you replacing the cables entirely? If replacing them, (Read all my instructions for the cautions involved) then unscrew the negative post cable first and then your positive side from your battery. Be careful not to touch them together while your are taking the cables apart. Once the battery is not connected, find the easiest cable to replace first, I think it will be the negative. Do not connect the battery yet!!!!, second the red cable indicating the hot cable will be next. That cable might be longer because on fords, unless I am mistaken should be connected to the starter or on fords an external starter solenoid. Connect that. Once you have replaced both cables, it's time to connect the red cable to the battery. Be careful that the negative side cable is not touching the ground or vehicle because you will see a shocking spark. Once that is connected it's time for the negative side to be connected to the battery black side. The battery has positive indicators (+) and negative indicators (-) may be color coded also + (red) - (black). DO NOT CROSS THEM BECAUSE THE CHARGE MIGHT BE ENOUGH TO BLOW THE BATTERY ( DANGER) I cannot stress this enough. You do not want to be around when a battery blows. They are dangerous. Use caution ok. Don't be that person that goes to the hospital with burns from acid.

Nov 01, 2009 | 2004 Ford Expedition

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I have an electrical problem. When unhook my negative clamp form battery i can get 12 volts from my negative post to a body ground. So I have a short somewhere. Where would it be.


IF YOU UNHOOK THE NEGATIVE CLAMP FROM THE BATTERY AND YOU STILL GET A READING FROM NEGATIVE POST ON THE BATTERY TO THE FRAME YOUR METER IS COMPLETING THE 12 VOLT CIRCUIT AND THAT IS WHY YOUR READING 12 VOLTS ON YOUR METER. SOME BATTERY CABLES HAVE A SECOND GROUND FROM THE CABLE TO THE FRAME BUT IS CONNECTED AT THE BATTERY POST SUCH AS A FUSEABLE LINK WHEN YOU DISCONNECT THE CABLE YOU DISCONNECT THE GROUND. IF YOU HAD A SHORT AND READ 12 VOLTS THRU THE GROUND YOU WOULD DEFINETLY SEE SMOKE

Sep 26, 2009 | 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

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Battery check ok only click when try to start cant even see the starter motor?


Clean both post and terminals by removing the terminals. the clicking sound, sound like not having a good ground or contact knowing the battery is good. I would also try to eliminate the battery and bad ground and starter, To see if your starter is good, go ahead and have someone jump your car by attaching the cable as Positive directly to your car Positive post and the Negative to your car good ground contact. do not hook it up to your car negative post. If the car start, than your starter is fine. If it doesn't start than you have a bad ground or weak battery. Replace battery or clean ground. If it does not turn your engine over than you have a bad starter. hope that help some.

Aug 09, 2009 | 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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Relay starter switch


simple thing the click your hearing is a bad connection from battery to starter or the ground

the battery posts could be coroded or frade
remove wire look for frade wire and adjust and clean on the post of battery both ground and positive make sure they have tight connection

also make sure starter has good connection this will also give you the clicking sound cause these things i decribed are just things that have a bad contact

now for the other part of clicking its not your relay cause obviously the power is making it but not much to turn starter

other things that can be wrong
starter silennoid bad
bad cell in battery even when the battery tester says the battery is good a dead cell wouldnt show
alternator not charging battery
bad ingnition coil

this are a few things that would run down and give bad battery click check with top of this help with the cables first this will probably be the cause

Jun 04, 2008 | 1990 Mercury Cougar

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