Originally Posted by Crece
The corrosion may be inside of the cable. My last attempt at cleaning involved baking soda, vinegar and the kitchen sink. Then a lot of dielectric grease. Replacement is an easier option though. Just make sure you get the original cable instead of the two pieces that some stores will try to sell you
But the 2 piece cable is the original.
As best that I can tell, the corrosion is contained to the terminals. It does not appear as if the corrosion has started entering the cable itself.
Since the car is approaching a 100k, which is the point that I sell my vehicles, I may never find the cause.
Finding out what'* going on would be nice, but if not, I'll just make the next owner aware of the situation.
Mechanically the car has been trouble free for the most part, other than the battery corrosion.
But it did have a major problem with the paint falling off. I was washing it at the local power car wash when a huge patch of paint blasted off. I was really ticked off about this. At the time, the dealer said too bad, and they had never heard of, or seen this before. Hmmm. I suspected BS.
Since I was on the hook for a repaint, I went back to the car wash with $30.00 worth of quarters, and proceeded to blast just about all of the paint off of the car. Once it got started, the freaking paint just flew off. When I was done, there was a nice shinny OD green undercoat of who knows what left.
I'm talking doors, fenders, quarter panels, hood, deck lid, the roof were all color coat free.
I'm sure the car wash guy wasn't very happy when he found that mess. The paint was everywhere.
So, a quick scuff of the green crap, a few quarts of paint, and it had a new paint job.