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Old 01-25-2003, 04:36 PM   #1
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Just FYI for you all, even most of you may already know this.

Keep your battery cable connectors clean of corrosion. I had some issues today starting my car up when I was out running errands, and it turns out it was my connectors that were in need to cleaning.

So if you ever try to start the car, and all you hear is a "click" noise, it'* probably the connectors.
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Excellent advice Sol, I had that problem about a month or so ago. The moisture and cold temperatures can cause all of the whole corrosion issues. A good cleaning once in a while fixes that right up.

HA, and since I'm pretty much mechanically stupid, cleaning battery connections was somthing I could handle...geez, I have much to learn.
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Another trick I do is to put Di-electric grease on the connector.. and then wipe it off... this will give a light coating on all metal parts of the connector to keep it from corroding. If you don't wipe it off thoroughly.. you might run into it spining itself loose.. so MAKE sure you wipe it off after. Did that with all my previous cars and never had a problem
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