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1997 Honda Accord Question: Comments on positive battery terminal

 

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ktd, Decatur, GA, December 23, 2012, 13:11
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Hi all,
Recently put a new battery in my 1997 Accord LX. The positive terminal will not completely tighten, I assume, because of some earlier corrosion. The cables look okay...can I just replace the existing terminal with a generic new post? I see two cables running off in two separate directions and want to be sure I can clamp them both on the new post without causing any problems. Hoping to get some input from you all before I start dismantling.

Thanks-a-ton!
Kevin

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    December 23, 2012, 17:20
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    with OEM size battery , cutting (as close as possible to original) the cables(one goes to starter , other to fuse box) and putting an aftermarket end on should not be a problem. CAREFULLY inspect cables and battery to be sure they will reach , as you said , BEFORE you start dismantling. Just because of the age , and possibility of unseen corrosion , inside the cable, you might consider pricing the entire OEM cable from Honda. It shouldn't be to difficult to replace.

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