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Old 10-10-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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I am setting out to replace my positive battery cable. It'* so corroded that I have to clean it every 3 days or my car won't start. Anyway. Could someone give me a step by step of how to do it? Because I accidently made a fire with my Haynes.

Oh, and you can't be too detailed.... I'm scared of things that go bzzzt. The more steps I have, the better I feel about it :P
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so you set your haynes manual on fire?


ive never really done it before, but i cant imagine it being that hard, and once the battery is disconnected, the bzzt factor is pretty much gone
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Always disconnect the negative battery cable first.
Always reconnect the negative battery cable last.
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Oh and are these the right kind? The guys said they were, but they look different.... yeah I had to get Autozone cause that'* the only parts store in my area :(

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There are two cables on the postive terminal. One supplies power to the maxifuse center (on the firewall right behind the strut bar) and the other cable supplies power to your starter. I am assuming this is the starter cable?

I'll be back wtih instructions.
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... I am assuming this is the starter cable?

eep... I dunno :( can you tell by looking at the picture?
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Hopefully it'* the one on the right.... the left one has nice wires, the right one... well they look white

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You cleaned it and applied Dielectric grease and you STILL have to clean it? Something is a little wrong there.
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I have to do it like once a week. The corrosion on the one positive cable is that bad, the amount of time it holds off is decreasing big time...
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So you cleaned them with baking soda...and then GOOPED on dielectric grease? Because..in the pics..I don't see gooped grease. It completely blocks out moisture if you do it right, and will..well..SHOULD prevent any corrosion from occurring. Just doesn't make sense to me, sorry for being quite offtopic, but..its alot easier than changing the cable if you don't have to.

Remember, Dielectric grease does not conduct, it insulates, so nothing bad can occur by applying just a bit more.
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