HOW IS A POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE CHECKED OR ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1978 Oldsmobile 98
  • 200,000 miles

How is a positive battery cable checked or replaced?

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 7:12 PM

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  • JDL
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Take the negative battery cable loose. Take the positive battery cable loose on both ends, replace. To do a voltage drop test, you need to crank it while testing for voltage on both ends. If you get the same reading at both ends, nothing wrong with cable.

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 7:29 PM
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  • JDL
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Just to add, you may have more than one circuit going to positive battery post? I'm talking about the one that goes to starter solenoid.

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 7:31 PM

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