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Old 01-07-2007, 04:07 AM   #11
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I like how not a single picture is focused on what you are holding

psst...turn on the macro mode...or when in doubt zoom out.

cleaning battery cables is never a bad thing though...making them bigger is better tough.
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I like how not a single picture is focused on what you are holding

psst...turn on the macro mode...or when in doubt zoom out.

cleaning battery cables is never a bad thing though...making them bigger is better tough.
If you think you can do it better.......

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You get the idea though
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While your cleaning those cables, you might want to check your coolant level.
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Pearl Jam FTW!!!!!

Greg... you are lucky you didn't have a P0171 code.


Who needs new battery cable ends?
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and it also wouln't hurt to replace the lead washer in between the 2 ends.
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This is a good thread to mention the "shadetree" way of getting acid flakes off...

A little Coca Cola and some baking soda will take that right off (and I have also heard of rally racers using this mixture to put on spent clutches to get them back...but I dunno 'bout that).

Dilectric grease works wonders to keep them clean, but petroleum jelly will work in a pinch too.
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I was just going to suggest Coca Cola too. I've never used it myself, but I've heard it works.
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We have a good dozen of these a month if you watch the 92-99 section. It'* worse in the winter/wet months. And I just went through this on my 95 recently. None was visible from the outside, but it was bad enough to MELT my cable ends.

I knew what the cause was the very SECOND the car stalled on me with a total loss of power.
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The red boots need to be replaced. I was at the dealer before I went to the hobby shop to get some */C oil and did not think of it while I was there.

Sidenote,: I will be back at the shop this morning, like in an hour to do Both Belts, Coolant Swap, Fog Lights and other little things.
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Nothing like the ol' hobby shop on base

I sure do miss them.
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