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Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends on Buick Century

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cleaned or replaced if necessary.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 30,000 (30,000–30,000)
7 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003
10 people reported this problem
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Use a wire brush to clean the battery contacts. My battery lasted 3.5 more years
When I lived in SC I came out one day to get in my car and it wouldn't start. Called auto service, he poured coke on the cables and started the car. Bought a new battery and have since changed to another battery.