TERMINAL PROBLEMS?

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TERMINAL PROBLEMS?

Post by tim leech » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:55 pm

How easy is to change battery terminals guys, mine are all worn and battered and wont tighten up properly on my 16v

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Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:08 pm

terminal clamps? On the ends of the leads?

Easy, just go and get some lovely brass ones from an accessory shop, cut off the old ones, bare some clean wire on the leads and screw into place the new ones (packed with grease if you have any sense too)

If you cant find any give me a shout, Im pretty sure i have some in the shed somewhere.
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Post by tim leech » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:11 pm

Thanks guys, cutting the old ones off wont shorten them too much so they wont reach I hope, I think there crimped on so you cant get them off again I bet!

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Post by jeremy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:12 pm

Bodgers cure is to wrap some clean lead sheet round them and tighten! Otherwise earth straps can be bought in accessory shops - as can power leads - complete with terminals. I think the power lead goes through the junction connector under the battery. What I can't remember is if it goes straight through insulated from the other wires using that junction or if it is taped off there. If it goes straight through - then you need a positive terminal/lead that will go straight to the starter. If its tapped - put the new lead on the starter with the old one sharing the terminal and cut the old lead off on the battery side of the connector (and insulate the stub)

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Post by ken newbold » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:17 pm

Try removing the bolt through the terminal, then cut a slice of lead from the terminal gap with a junior hacksaw, then refit the bolt. Don't overtighten this time. !=!!
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Post by docchevron » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:11 am

Cut the terminal with a small hacksaw but dont chop the wires off!! It's easy enough, even I can do it!

My valver has shiny Gold terminals, they aint cheap but they look brill and have lots of "ports" to add extra looms for stereo etc..

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Post by Toddman » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:43 pm

As above - just fit nice new terminals.
You can get them with extra take off points and the length of the leads is not a problem.

I changed mine as the std ones had stretched.

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Post by docchevron » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:46 pm

Like so much on PSA stuff, it's a shame they used crapite and cheesium rather than quality stuff...... :roll:

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Post by Toddman » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:21 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:Like so much on PSA stuff, it's a shame they used crapite and cheesium rather than quality stuff...... :roll:

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Post by docchevron » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:25 am

Toddman wrote:"Another fine Zimmer product"
Nicely put Luke. :D :D

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Post by Terry Brooks » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:26 am

Toddman wrote: "Another fine Zimmer product" ............ the fact that we have nothing but citroens in the family is no comfort :D

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Post by docchevron » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:38 am

Terry Brooks wrote: Nothing moves you like a Citroen
........ on a flat bed recovery truck........ :D
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Post by Toddman » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:58 pm

Terry Brooks wrote:
Toddman wrote: "Another fine Zimmer product" ............ the fact that we have nothing but citroens in the family is no comfort :D

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Nothing moves you like a Citroen :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Post by tim leech » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:15 pm

Bought 2 new terminals from motormania today for a fiver and after a bit of cutting screwing there on and nice and tight, look good too!

I cant believe Ive mamanged to fix two things in one week!