Lincoln Navigator Problems

Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends on Lincoln Navigator

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

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Lincoln Navigator Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 104,354 (14,000–249,000)
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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Corrosion on battery connections. Vehicle would not start. Poured water on corrosion to wash off, then jumped. Replaced battery. Now electrical issues. Had alternator replaced.
Corroded battery terminal connector (positive). It actually just snapped off. Car would not start because of lack of battery supply.
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
About every 2/3 months my battery cables has to be taken completely apart cleaned and put back together. If not the truck will not start and or the dash lights may take a while to come on. I even have a burn on my fire guard at the battery post under the hood.
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.
Battery completely died. Dealer replaced battery under warrant but mentioned that the cables had some corrosion.