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post #1 of 31 Old 04-02-2014, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Where to get new battery terminals? Mine are a bit corroded.



When I check sites for Jeep parts, could only find the entire cable/terminal apparatus for like $160?

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post #2 of 31 Old 04-02-2014, 05:30 AM
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Dealership is the only place I could find them.

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post #3 of 31 Old 04-02-2014, 05:40 AM
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Quadratec extreme duty battery cable ends for 34.99 they are what you need. They are very heavy duty I bought them for mine. They have plenty of places to jolt on accessories and some big bolts for winch cable.
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What's the best way to keep your terminals from corroding?
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What's the best way to keep your terminals from corroding?
Install a AGM battery.

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Install a AGM battery.
X2 Ever since I installed mine, no more corrosion.
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What's the best way to keep your terminals from corroding?
On a normal battery, use brass terminals to avoid corrosion They can be gotten at Walmart.

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Or just get battery terminal protectors (felt rings that go around the studs) and spray the terminals with the corrosion protector. Both are available at any parts house. 10$ vs 200$ for an agm

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When I check sites for Jeep parts, could only find the entire cable/terminal apparatus for like $160?
Did your battery have a crack in the case next to the terminal? Mine cracked and the terminal looked like that. The Quadratec terminals are nice.
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post #10 of 31 Old 04-02-2014, 07:50 AM
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I carry a battery brush (male and female steel bristles to clean the posts and connectors), and that one pictured looks like it could be cleaned up no problem. Soda water helps get where the brush won't.


and yeah, a new battery is the best cure for that:-)

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What's the best way to keep your terminals from corroding?
My dad coated them with Vaseline.

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The felt rings mentioned above are the best thing out there for preventing corrosion. I have a 2002 F-150 with a 5.4 that was the worst vehicle I have ever seen for corrosion. I tried every trick in the book including all the other ones mentioned in this thread and the only one that worked for me was the rings. I now have zero build up on my terminals ever since I put them on. I use them on all my vehicles with perfect results. I work on a real big fleet of vehicles from a passenger car to road tractors and we use them on everything. As far as cleaning off corrosion it is as simple is coca-cola.
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My dad coated them with Vaseline.
That's what I've always done. Works great.
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post #14 of 31 Old 04-02-2014, 12:06 PM
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Mine have always had corrosion, replaced them once and they kept corroding, but ever since I installed my winch and hooked it to the battery no corrosion. Coincidence or is there something to that?
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The coca-cola thing is for rust, (iron oxide), and then it's marginally effective.
Corrosion on the battery terminals needs mechanical removal and a water/baking soda wash.

The felt rings are a good thing to install on the battery terminals.
But corroded terminals indicates the top of the battery needs to be washed with a rag moistened with water/baking soda. Acid can build up on the top of the battery and actually make an electrical path between the terminals.
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