this is like one of the easiest tasks in the world. its a matter of unhooking and hooking the new ones on. Loosen the bolt on the cables and pull the ends off the battery, I assume you know how to do that, then get down and loosen the bolt that is holdin it onto the starter. Same for the other, then loosen the bolt at the block. I gotta admit, I thought this was something everyone knew
(Installation is the reverse of removal.) <------ Hey now I sound like a Haynes manual which by the way you should get one it has stuff like this in there, i mean this task is so simple, you shouldnt need instructions, just a good 10 seconds of examining how its setup
also, if you want to upgrade, but dont really feel like spending $90 to do it. You can go to places like West Marine (which happens to be walking distance away for me). Buy cut lengths of wire and terminations to fit your needs (including QD terminals). If I remember correctly, when I priced it was something like $60 plus your time (in Southern California).
'91 XJ Laredo
Rustys 3" Coils Frankenleef rears||DT3000 shocks||JKS Quicker DQ
Optima Red Top||Mixin' match 31x10.5x15|| Rusty's HD Trac Bar
I was putting in a sub amp at the time and my dad a mechanic and electrician told me to look at the electrical stuff and upgrade my negative wire and it was then i saw it was time for me to replace my badly damaged battery cables... and dont buy replacements, its cheaper to make your own ad u can make ur own lengths to tidy up the engine room and stuff heres how:
like said before go to a place that sells terminal ends for batterys and cable. get the approriate lengths you want and terminals, you also need the proper solder, soldering flux and a torch.
measure and cut your wires for the lengths you want. that being the positive and negative wires on the battery.
strip the ends of the sheild to the bare wires and twist them a little if you want, now time to add terminal ends.
put the terminal end in a vise with the hole up and then put a little bit of solder flux in the hole,
dip the bare wire end in flux and coat it well (the flux makes solder stick way better) then light up the torch and heat the terminal end up and using your solder fill it the termanl end full of solder, using a sweeping motion back and forth over the terminal ends as you dont want melt the termal ends depending on the how hot your torch gets.
now dip the bare battery cable end you stripped, twisted and fluxed into the termail end all the way in, make sure you get the wire right to the bottom using the heat to keep the solder cool. yes the excess solder will overflow, but its better to waste a little solder than not get enuf in there.
now repeat on all ends and you are done
like said before its good to upgrade wires. on mine i left the crappy wire strap from the engine to the firewall, it will melt through when you get alot of electrical addons in there and you dont want that. so I left that there for the engine, but I did create a second battery cable really heavy to go from the negative terminal on teh battery to the chassis which will help immensly for my amps and future lights.
1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo
NP242 Transfer case
Dana 30 front, 35 custom rear differentials
RE 4.5" Lift
32x11.50 BFGoodRich M/T KM's
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Grand Cherokee Rear Disc Brake setup
Custom Downpipe W/ Cat Removed.
Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler.
Surco Roof Rack
Hold on, there's several places a novice can get into trouble here First, when removing battery cables from the battery the clamps must be spread appart. Loosen the bolt and use a big screw driver in the slit. If you just twist and pull it off then you risk damadging the battery posts internally. Then at the starter solenoid you can brake the plasic it's mounted in if you just honk down on the nut. Use bp blaster on the nut then hold the cable while turning the nut so you don't turn the screw the cable is mounted on while your on the nut If you know this then never mind but I see a lot of questions here from people who don't seem to know what they're doing and it's easy to make a easy job into a major project. For instance, add the price of a starter and battery to your battery cable job and see what a simple job ends up costing
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