While I was working on my car I noticed my terminals were a bit rusted, I can clean the negative cable with my dremel and a wire blush attachment.
The positive cable terminal however was so corroded that when I tried to tighten it up it cracked open.
I am trying to decide if I should go AC Delco and replace the full cable, or if I just get a cheap terminal end and cut the wires from the old terminal.
If I am better off just replacing the whole cable, then should I go AC Delco and get the original one my car came with, which is the one with the cover on the terminal?
Which is this part, for 53.00 shipped..
AC Delco has a professional version, which pretty much looks like the OE cable, just minus the plastic cover over the terminal. It would cost me 44.00 shipped.
Or, would it be ok to just go with the cheaper cable from SMP? I can get this cable for 31.00 shipped.
STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS A554APP
I am all for saving money, even though I like to go with OE replacements as much as I can.
If cutting the wires from the ole terminal, and just using a standard terminal will suffice, then I'll go that route.
I see 2 ones that look like they may work, not sure if the 2 wires are too big for the terminal though, I see a 3-way terminal, no 2 way terminals though.
I cannot link the 3 way version, but you can see it via the first link.
Also, regardless of which terminal I get, how do you guys feel about using these?
I already have one of these to clean my post off a bit, even though it is pretty clean.