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Questions tagged [battery-cable]

A heavy gauge metal conductor attached at battery posts. Red is positive, black is negative.

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When turning the key to start, all lights turn off and engine won't start

My 2003 Hyundai Elantra was running just fine. Tonight, I was sitting in my car with the engine off listening to the radio for a few minutes. When I turned the key to the start position, there was a ...
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Engine will not start after battery and terminal replacement

My standard 2011 Kia Soul’s positive battery terminal became very corroded and after having to jump it in order to get it to start, I took it to Walmart for a new battery. After they replaced the ...
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2005 honda civic won't start

I have a 2005 Honda Civic my brother had been driving. He stopped at the store and when he came back it wouldn't start. It would just make a simple click when I would try to turn it over. I thought it ...
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Jump starting leads

Say I need 600 Amp Jumper leads to start a diesel, can I use 2 sets of 400 Amp leads between the 2 batteries? That is 2 positive clamps on the positive posts and 2 negative clamps on the negative ...
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Electrical problem with my 125cc. motorcycle

Yesterday I was waiting for my wife to get out of her work and when I tried to start my bike, at the very moment I pressed the start button, it all went off. All the lights, the cockpit just went off. ...
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How to correctly select a line clamp?

I'm relocating a battery in my son's Impreza (from the front to the back). I have to run the positive battery cable from the rear up to the front in order to power the electrics which need to be ...
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Electrical issue 1997 Jetta 2.0 [closed]

I just bought a 1997 Jetta 2.0 and had to replace the heater core. As you may know, you need to take off the entire dash and unplug everything in order to get to the heater core. So I replaced the ...
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Installing a battery in a carbureted motorcycle with ABS

I've got a 2005 Honda CBF600SA carbureted four-stroke motorcycle with four cylinders and ABS. I need to re-connect the battery but don't remember exactly how the cables were configured; which cables ...
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what is the process for replacing 12V car battery?

What is the process for replacing the 12V battery? How would I clean the contacts of the terminals? My OEM battery in 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L appears rather clean, including the terminals, but I recall ...
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Technique to test an alternator - fact or fiction?

A friend explained that the following is a simple way to test an alternator to see if it is working: Turn on the vehicle. While it is running, carefully remove one of the 12V battery leads. See if ...
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Car battery ground appears to have severed, is it safe to jump?

I tried to start my car today but after a few splutters, the ignition quit (i.e. turning it does nothing now). The inside lights / brake lights don't go on anymore, so I assume the battery's dead. But ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - What is Involved With Replacing the Negative Battery Cable?

We have replaced the alternator and battery but still have problem with starting. It takes a jump and starts every time but after you park and come back, it won't start again. I has been to the shop ...