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How do I repair the positive battery cable? The terminal and protective covering to the battery was eaten away by the leaking battery.

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Go to parts store bye battery therminal its probably side post cut the old therminal at the base of therminal with axesaw remove 1 inch of rubber on the cable just screw the therminal you bought tie it up and clean the side post on the battery install on battery not to tight to strip its lead inside and not to strong good luck hope it a fixya for you and me pierre

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  2. Disconnect the alternator connector (A), and remove the cable from alternator "B" terminal (B).
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Hi, is there any special things I need to know, short cuts or tricks in a removal and replacement of my battery in a 2000 ford mustang with a V6? thanks, Sarah


1. Ensure you are using the correct spec replacement battery.

2. In many vehicles the radios and sound systems will cease to function if the battery is disconnected and require the radio code (supplied with and unique to the vehicle) to be punched in to activate the unit once power is restored.
I am not sure if the 2000 Mustang has this feature.

Make sure you have turned off all electrical functions on the car and remove the key from the ignition.

3. Batteries are dangerous as they emit explosive gasses which can ignite easily with one spark.
Do not change the battery immediately after running the car. Open the bonnet and allow air to circulate for a while before changing. Wear protective eye wear and clothing when working with the battery and remove metal objects such as rings ,watch bands, bracelets etc. as these could accidentally touch a battery terminal and cause a spark. (Be careful as I have personally seen a car battery explode when gas emissions have ignited with a spark).

4. Disconnect the cable from the negative ( - ) terminal first. Using a spanner, loosen the nut on the cable end and gently remove the cable from the battery terminal. You may need to move it around a little on the terminal before it slides up and free. Disconnect the cable from the positive (+) terminal second by loosening the nut and gently removing the cable. Move the cables out of the way and place a plastic cover wrapping over both cable ends so they do not accidentally contact an exposed battery terminal.

To eliminate risk, wrap some plastic electrical tape around the old battery's terminals before removing it. This ensures no accidental contact with metal parts of the car when moving the battery. The new battery should have a plastic protection cap over each terminal. Do not remove these until the new battery is secured and you are ready to re-connect the cables.

5. The battery clamping system will need to be released to remove the battery.

6. Check the metal cable terminals for corrosion (the presence of white ashy material). They will need to be cleaned up before connection to the new battery to ensure good contact.

7. Install the new battery on the battery platform ensuring it is firmly and properly seated and clamped with the clamping system. Ensure it is properly secured before re-connecting the cables.

8. Connect the positive cables to the positive (+) battery terminal first and then the negative (-) second. (The reverse of removal). Do not overtighten the nuts on the cables when clamping them to the battery terminals.

9. I usually run a very light and thin smear of petroleum jelly over the metal cable ends and top of the battery terminal once everything is clean and connected up. Now replace the protector cover (if fitted to your vehicle)) over the positive cable end and you are done .

10. If your car radio is coded, disconnecting the battery will clear the code on the radio so ensure you have the code available to reset the car radio after the battery is reconnected.

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How do you remove the old car battery on a 2008 chevy impala ss? (5.3L) thanks sam

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  2. Remove the right front diagonal brace. The brace goes from the rad support to the fender area.Three bolts need to be removed.
  3. Reposition the positive battery cable terminal cover (1).A red cover over the positive cable at the battery.It pops off.You may need a screw driver to pop it off.
  4. Loosen the positive battery cable terminal nut.
  5. Remove the positive battery cable terminal from the battery.
  6. Reposition the underhood accessory wiring junction block.See steps 9-14.
  7. Remove the battery retainer bolts (1) and retainer (2).
  8. With the aid of an assistant, remove the battery.
  9. Remove the electrical center cover (1).
  10. Disconnect the positive battery cable from junction box
  11. Remove the fasteners (1) securing the electrical center board (2).
  12. Unlock the tabs on the electrical center board.
  13. Lift up on the electrical center board.
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I have 05 battery, something keeps draining it. Positive terminal gets corrosive, cleaned connecttions- ok, the next day the truck would not start again. It wasdead.

seems like you have acid leaking out of the post and that causes the corosion ,if thats the case you can try to seal around the post or replace the battery and also the acid may have gotten in the cable and eaten the wire inside the insulation of the cable, and leaking can cause the battery to run down because it is wet and shorts across the terminals ,allways keep you battery clean and dry. when i clean the terminals i use alittle white lithuim grease to coat the terminal and post.hope this helps.

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I have bought the correct battery for my 1993 jeep wrangler and now need to fit it but don't know how! Any help?

1. Place battery into battery holder and bolt on hold- down bracket.
2. Remove any protective covers that may be on the terminals of the new battery.
3. Clean the cable connectors and the battery terminals (sandpaper, perhaps).
4. Attach positive (red) cable to positive terminal on battery and tighten.
5. Attach negative (black) cable to negative terminal on battery and tighten.
6. Apply anti-corrosion material to battery terminals. (Vaseline can be used, but it melts too easily. High temperature bearing grease or anti-corrosion material expecially made for batteries is better.)
7. You should be ready to roll.

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My 2002 chevy suburban will not start. The battery is good and when I try to start it doesnt make any sound. It seem like the starter is not connected.

1.Are the battery terminal ends corroded?
This is a side post battery, and they are notorious for battery acid leaking, out of the battery terminal seal.

Solution: Remove both battery terminals, (Negative {Black} terminal FIRST!) Mix up a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda, to one tall glass of warm water. Wearing protective gloves, (Dish washing gloves?), hold the terminal AWAY from the battery, slowly pour the baking soda/water solution on the terminal.
Work the terminal bolt back, and forth in the terminal end, to ensure the solution gets to all surfaces. The terminal will turn a bright copper color.

When you are satisfied that the terminal is clean, pour water over it to rinse the solution off. Dry the terminal with a paper towel, or suitable throw away cloth.
Clean the terminals on the battery with a wire brush.
Reinstall the battery cables. (Positive terminal FIRST, Negative terminal LAST!)

Throw the gloves away in a sealed plastic sack, wash your hands, and arms thoroughly.

2.Do the headlights come on now?
No? Replace battery cable, or cables.

3.Headlights come on? Suspect the starter drive, starter, and ignition switch.

At this point, it's time to have a competent mechanic look at it.
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  1. Disconnect the S-terminal electrical connector.
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