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Problems starting my car

Started doing that yetersday, it makes a clicking noise, i don't know if is the battery, but also the cables that connect to the battery are corroted and i want to know how can we replace them!!

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Clean off the conection first water and wire brush works the best
clean terminal coat it with grease should keep it from come back as fast

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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