Sounds like it. How old is your battery? Its very common for corrosion
to creep under the cables insulation and destroy the cable. Check that
this isn't happening before you have to replace the cable as well.
Arizona heat is tough on batteries.
Battery is original so it is 5 years old. Actually I bought the truck
in September so it has a few months to go. But I am sure it was
manufactured at least 5 years ago.
So now the truck has reached the time where things will have to be
replaced. Only 30K miles so far.
Thinking about getting an Optima battery. Was at COSTCO today to get a
new Optima battery. They were out of stock of the "Red" capped ones. I
will check the other store tomorrow.
So far no apparent damage to the cable.
Never had any to start with. This is the original battery. Perhaps I
will get some felt washers today.
But why just the negative terminal/post? Is the battery leaking. It is
a no maintenence battery and the caps are secured in place.
If it is the original battery, then it is due for replacement and yes, there
could be minor leaks at the terminal. Those felt washers do work well. 3
years and the terminals still look as good as the day they were installed.
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"Ace" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Probably a small leak/crack around it.
I just replaced the battery in my truck a few months ago. 5 years and 75K
it started to get a little weak. According to consumer reports Sears, autozone,
interstate are the best batteries. The fancy Optimas spiral battery wasn't
well. It didn't perform any better than the other. It's only advantage is that
very well sealed and has a very tough case. I bought mine at Autozone.
Good question... I've worked on lot of cars and trucks that needed the terminals
and cables cleaned and it seems that it's always the negative post that corrodes
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