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Old 07-02-2005, 11:54 AM   #11
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Agreed.

And this method is greatly preferred to adding a bunch of wires under the hood. That may work, but it doesn't take long to clean existing connections.
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Use baking soda to clean any acid deposits in proximity of pos & neg terminals & the battery case itself.
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ok, so we got wire brush, dielectric grease, baking soda, and battery charger....

this should be fun

and i was avoiding adding the extra wiring....i'm not a fan of electricity, and i sure don't claim to {or want to be} an electrician lol :P
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No need to replace the factory wires. Lakevillessei recommended that I use coke on 'em too. Try that too. Just make sure you don't have any corrosion on the cables, or the main battery bolts. ALWAYS use dielectric grease on stuff like that. I've got a big can of that, just for the occasion. Not sure if it is necessary, but I put it on the battery cables, starter connections, ICM connector, both alternator connectors, and injector connectors [those are a PITA to get off.. just leave those]. Basically, the main stuff required for the car to run. Just in case ya know.. I'd be pretty pissed if a little bit of green crud made me pay $50 for a tow home.


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No need to replace the factory wires. Lakevillessei recommended that I use coke on 'em too. Try that too. Just make sure you don't have any corrosion on the cables, or the main battery bolts. ALWAYS use dielectric grease on stuff like that. I've got a big can of that, just for the occasion. Not sure if it is necessary, but I put it on the battery cables, starter connections, ICM connector, both alternator connectors, and injector connectors [those are a PITA to get off.. just leave those]. Basically, the main stuff required for the car to run. Just in case ya know.. I'd be pretty pissed if a little bit of green crud made me pay $50 for a tow home.


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The car would need to run for that to happen bud. Did you have to tow over the head gaskets?
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