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Old 03-20-08, 07:51 AM
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Question battery teminals

i would like to change the pos and neg teminals on my 93 lexus gs300 whats the best ones to use i see some at auto zone for $15 and some for as little as $5 does it make a difference? would like some suggestions on the best ones to use
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I presume that you mean the battery cables. Without looking at them, the higher priced cables probably are a heavier gauge. This allows the electric current to flow with less resistance - especially when starting. I would go for the cables with the most (thickest) wire.
 
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no not cables but teminals the pieces that you tighten on the pos and neg ports of the battery
 
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no not cables but teminals the pieces that you tighten on the pos and neg ports of the battery
Do you mean TERMINALS? Are you speaking of the battery cable ends that fasten to the battery terminals? I don't have a brand I can recommend to you but I believe that in most cases you get what you pay for.
 
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replacing just the cable ends adds another place to cause resistance. imho, replace cable ends in an emergency situation only...replacing cables is a much better and longer lasting repair.
 
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FWIW, I LOVE those replacement terminal end connectors; I get lots of service calls from the resulting problems carguy mentioned.
 
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even on your ride, TTG? or your wifes?
 
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I would not

I would not just replace the clamps. It will not last long as your cable is aready broken down internally. Get the best cables you can afford nice big fat quality cables.
I know it is a lot more easy to replace just the clamps but like said that is only buying time.
 
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Only on vehicles that can put money IN my pocket, cg.

Those bolt on replacements are notorious. Often a jumpstart call ends up in a repair by simply removing the terminal end and either cleaning up underneath or, slack permitting, cutting an inch off and restripping. I haven't had to deal with any of the higher-quality ones where you insert the stripped end into a hole and tighten a setscrew; they may be somewhat more reliable.
 
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