BATTERY TERMINAL

  • Tiny
  • Meghanraeann
  • 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 175,000 MILES

The positive terminal does not make a good connection. It can be wiggled with your fingers, and the bolt will not tighten any further. I'm wondering if I can just replace the terminal, or if I need to replace the whole cable. Once it starts, it runs fine, but getting it to connect to start is a pain, and a lot of times we have to jump it. The terminal replacement looks much easier than taking the truck apart to replace the cable, but I don't want to continue having the same issues.

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 AT 6:21 AM

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There are new terminals available at most auto parts stores. Make sure its not the battery post though. They are in the $5-8 price range

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 AT 7:29 AM

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