Originally Posted by John D
Thanks for getting back to me. I'm trying to describe the terminal on the end of the cables that attach to the positive post of the battery. The battery is new and OK. The terminal has cables that go to the starter, generator, etc. The unit is stored 15 miles away and I don't have pictures...yet!
You need a new terminal end. Autozone, Pepboys or most any auto store has them on little cards on their pegboard.
Remove the NEGATIVE battery cable too.
Try to work as far from the battery as you can.
Remove the battery if you can't avoid hitting the terminals with your tools.
Cut off the old lead positive terminal as close as possible to the terminal.
Use a hacksaw if you don't own cable cutters.
Strip back about 1/2 inch of insulation.
Clamp the exposed metal into the rear of the new terminal.
Install the battery if removed.
Attach the POSTIVE terminal you just fixed to the battery's POSITIVE post.
THEN (and only then) attach the NEGATIVE (ground) Terminal.
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