I purchased my 1st car in June 2015 with 62,000/miles and it had the original battery still. I had to replace the battery and didn't want to have to worry about having to worry about replacing it anytime soon so I opted to spend the extra money and bought a yellow top Optima battery. I was told it was a 'simple' install and that it would be a DIY project I could do myself which is what I tried to do. Unfortunately I was mislead and my car has been out of commission because the existing positive cable is too short and can't reach the post on the battery no matter how we've tried to maneuver the battery (not enough room to turn the battery to make it work). I've been researching like crazy via the internet hoping to find a simple fix that I (or a family member) would be able to do to get the car running again but I haven't found definitive fix so I am desperately seeking your advice and help. At this point it doesn't have to be a perfect fix, if I can get it connected in a way that is safe for me to drive the car 2 or 3 weeks would be great. I have a limited monthly income and I won't have the money to have it fixed professionally until next month.
The first image shows the maximum length the positive cable stretches. The red 'boot' cover that is supposed to be over terminal was broken prior to me buying the car and I haven't been able to find a replacement one that will fit.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 11th, 2015 AT 11:12 PM