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post #16 of 25 Old 10-31-2007, 06:36 AM
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you can just replace the end if you want.
x2...true...very true. My ends looked all of their age and didn't really want to tighten up anymore so I cut them off nad enstalled some new ones....looking at my wires...I always wanted to just go new as well...but after looking at the mess of wires they were witrh in the loom...I wasn't drunk enough to start digging and tracing them down.


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post #17 of 25 Old 10-31-2007, 06:48 AM
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They sell battery post shims at advance for dirt cheap. Worked for me also another trick I've used in a pinch is a screw between the clamp and post.
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post #18 of 25 Old 11-01-2012, 11:52 PM
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I think I need to replace my battery cables. I bought my WJ used from some guy, and one of the cable ends is just this steel base with a small plate that screws down and sandwiches the exposed copper wire.

This seems like the simplest place to start with my current electrical problem anyway. (I think it's electrical)

my speakers will pop and the engine will slightly sputter sometimes, only at a low speed (like 15mph and below, and when I'm stopped of course.)
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post #19 of 25 Old 11-02-2012, 04:42 AM
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Or this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-00-JEEP-G...sories&vxp=mtr

Whatever method you choose you can seal any cracks where insulation meets terminal with liquid electrical tape to stop corrosion creep under the insulation. You could pull one from a jy and seperate the large cables out of the bundles and replace them with new and retape. To me it was just easier to replace the whole shebang and that way I could clean up the ground contact points while I was at it. The harness assy for aZJ cost more than the WJ, go figure.

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post #20 of 25 Old 11-02-2012, 05:19 AM
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To cut the battery cable teminates off the cable.. Just get some metal cutting sheers.. They sell it at Home depot for like $10.. Cuts wires, metal sheets and so forth.. It took like 2 seconds to cut the terminals off on both my Jeeps..

I then just got 4 new color coded terminals from Advance auto and use a knife to scrap some of the paint off where the cables go in (they overpainted it) and then just clamped down the metal plate to hold the cables on the terminal and walla.. No more loose battery terminals.. The stock terminals are lead so they pretty much once tightend never hold a good grip anymore because lead is so easy to bend.. I had electrical issues on my 4.0 with those looser terminals.. since replacing them hasnt had a issue anymore
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i have a 99 jeep gc 4.7. i replace the terminals but still nothing ill be driving down the road and poof jeeps dead. battery and altenator are new. plugs coil packs and everything that has to do with starting has been replaced. i need to find a diagram to show me how to replace the cables. does anyone know of any or have one? also my jeep only dies when it is below operating temp i dont know if that is a coincadence or what . please help
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i have a 99 jeep gc 4.7. i replace the terminals but still nothing ill be driving down the road and poof jeeps dead. battery and altenator are new. plugs coil packs and everything that has to do with starting has been replaced. i need to find a diagram to show me how to replace the cables. does anyone know of any or have one? also my jeep only dies when it is below operating temp i dont know if that is a coincadence or what . please help
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My 95 ZJ Had bad cables on it.. & I worked at a jeep dealership for 7 years . Jeep & other chrysler products had a mess of cables to change out properly. I choose to cut mine off & splice in new cables & ends. UGLY BUT it's still working .. I went to TSC I believe & got new ends with leads about 15 inches long . Cut my stock jeep ends off one at a time . SPLICED in the jeep ends into the new cut off TSC cables .. found some no.4 but splice for one & then soldered it together. & then taped the joint.
... Did the same thing on the smaller cables . One was a no6 . & then maybe a no 10. Soldered them each & taped them up ..
....... Those have been holding for a couple of batteries & a couple of battery replacements . My battery went out when the radiator hose busted.
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.... But those replacements are expensive from the dealership . over $100.00. & IF I REMEMBER THE LABOR FOR THE JOB WAS LIKE $250.00... very expensive.
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post #25 of 25 Old 08-11-2017, 09:08 AM
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On our ZJ we had the usual cracked lead cable clamp issue. The way I fixed it for good came from my experience in working on marine inboard boat engines (installing dual batt systems).
Cut off the old clamp. Clean up the cable. Go to a marine supply place and buy some battery clamp terminals, a good heavy duty crimper (the kind you hit with a hammer) and marine quality battery clamps. Then you clamp the terminals on the cleaned up cable ends. Next use liquid electrical tape to seal up the space between the terminal and the end of the insulation. Then bolt on your new cable clamps on to the terminals. The nice thing about doing it this way is if those clamps corrode or break, you just bolt on a new one. No need to replace that whole cable.

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