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Old 05-10-2010, 03:30 PM
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Battery cables may be the answer???

so i jump in the truck today its been sitting since yesterday go to start it and it will not crank over tried like 3 more times and nothing... so i popped the hood and checked to see if my battery cables were loose and shookem around and nothing was so i jumped back in the truck and she started up jus fine weird im about 100% its gotta be the battery cables gotta have a short in them or somethin what do you guys think?

is there a way i can check them with a multi meter? im at work now but i will checkem out more tomorrow thanks for anyones advice.
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I'd think to check the ends really carefully,,,, Disconnect them, scrape everything down, grease & retighten.

Try that first maybe?
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Good clean and very tight connection is a must!!
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Good clean and very tight connection is a must!!
i wire brushed the terminals and the ends of the cables, but im not sure what the other ends look like maybe corroded? i did this last weekend and im still having the same problem i need to check the positive cables alot more.
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anyone know some prices on battery cables napa doesnt have their prices online and there closed right now
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The positive cable at AutoZone is like 109 for my 01 f350, probably the same cable for yours. I thought that was obsurd and just built my own at work with some crimp on ends I got from napa for $15, We had 2/0 superflex welding cable at work so I used that. My issue was that end on the passenger battery, I couldn't tighten it any tighter anymore.
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The positive cable at AutoZone is like 109 for my 01 f350, probably the same cable for yours. I thought that was obsurd and just built my own at work with some crimp on ends I got from napa for $15, We had 2/0 superflex welding cable at work so I used that. My issue was that end on the passenger battery, I couldn't tighten it any tighter anymore.
are sayin you couldnt tighten the positive cable on the passenger side? cuz im having the same issue i need to replace the nut and bolt hpefully that will fix my problem
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are sayin you couldnt tighten the positive cable on the passenger side? cuz im having the same issue i need to replace the nut and bolt hpefully that will fix my problem
Yup, mine the 2 sides were meeting and it still wasn't tight to the battery post, so I had to replace that battery connector, instead replaced the entire cable with real quality components so they would hopefully never fail again. If it ever fails again I'll make my own battery connector from brass and nickle plate them (free to me) and that definitely will end it.
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