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Lincoln Navigator Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends

Lincoln Navigator Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 77,987 mi (14,000 mi - 249,000 mi)


Check the battery cable ends frequently for corrosion. Corrosion can easily migrate under the cable insulation and cause numerous electrical faults and drivability issues.

  • Visitor, , 249,000 mi

    corosion keeps forming on battery cable no matter if I clean and purchase new ones...

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  • Visitor, , 117,000 mi

    One morning the car would not start. One battery cable where it connected to battery terminal had white and blue battery acid residue. I removed the cable and cleaned up both the terminal and the brass cable end connection and then put back in place. However, the rather fragile brass partly broke so I plan on taking it to a shop to have replaced. Corrosion was such that the clamping bolt on the terminal end was damaged and would not turn.

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  • Visitor, , 52,000 mi

    Cable corrode frequently and need cleaning

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  • Visitor, , 19,000 mi

    went on a trip to fl and on the way home slowing down or red lights transmission would bag between 5 to 8 mph so i checked all fluids and found ground going to batt cor cleaned and will ck for stored codes w i get home

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  • Visitor, , 39,000 mi

    Battery completely died. Dealer replaced battery under warrant but mentioned that the cables had some corrosion.

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