What to know about the Battery Terminal Ends:
Your car’s battery plays a significant role during cranking and there must be a way to get electricity from the battery to the starter and spark plugs. This is done with battery cables; there are two that connect to the battery — one to the positive terminal and one to the negative terminal. Battery terminal ends are nothing more than clamps. They join the cables to the terminals and hold them there securely.
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Over time, battery terminal ends will corrode, particularly if you don’t have consistent maintenance performed on the battery. Both the terminals and ends should be cleaned frequently to remove corrosion and build up.
If a terminal end fails, the cable will come loose from the battery. This will result in no electricity during starting. If the car isn’t already running, it will not crank. If the terminal end fails while driving, the car will continue to operate, but it will not crank again after being turned off.
Facts to Note:
Battery terminal ends should be checked during all regular upkeep services.
Battery terminal ends should be properly maintained to prolong their life and avoid issues with corrosion.
How to Fix:
The battery is found. The battery terminal ends are confirmed that they need to be changed. The battery terminals are disconnected.
The faulty battery terminal ends are detached by cutting the cables or unbolting the connections.
The battery terminals are cleaned. The new battery terminal ends are fixed onto the cables and reconnected to the battery.
The battery terminal ends are tightened to the battery and coated with a battery protection spray.
The vehicle is tested for proper operation of the battery terminal ends by starting engine.
Battery terminal ends are critical components of your vehicle’s charging system. They make sure that the battery stays connected to the system, providing electricity for cranking and allowing the battery to recharge while the alternator is running. Over time, corrosion can eat into the metal, eventually compromising your battery terminal ends. Have your terminal ends professionally inspected and maintained at all regular service intervals.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Battery Terminal Ends:
Green or white corrosion around battery terminals
Battery light on in dashboard
Vehicle will not crank
Importance of this service:
Without a constant connection to the battery, your car will not crank. It won’t stop the engine from running, but it will prevent it from cranking after being turned off. Have your battery and battery cables maintained at all times, and the terminal ends changed if damage is noticed.