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Old 03-26-2015, 03:00 PM   #11
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I had a similar issue I use vice grips, I'd crimp then move it to another spot and crimp again. Also an auto parts store should be able to do that since they make up battery cables.
Vice grips or pliers might be a temporary fix,but they only crimp 2 sides of the connection.

The proper crimp tool crimps the connection 360 degrees.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:43 PM   #12
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I would say the same as the others with one addition, slip a piece of shrink tube over the wire solder the end on the wire then pull the shrink tube down over the soldered wire after it has cooled. Us a lighter very carefully to shrink the tube be careful not to melt a hole in it.
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I would say the same as the others with one addition, slip a piece of shrink tube over the wire solder the end on the wire then pull the shrink tube down over the soldered wire after it has cooled. Us a lighter very carefully to shrink the tube be careful not to melt a hole in it.
What good will the shrink tube do with the bolt exposed they all connect to?
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:08 PM   #14
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I'd remove the plastic crap to and solder.
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I'd remove the plastic crap to and solder.
So, here's the deal with that... I own a soldering iron but I've literally never soldered.
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More or less a neatness and no sharp edges.
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So, here's the deal with that... I own a soldering iron but I've literally never soldered.
No time like the present to learn. Get some rosin core solder and start teaching yourself. DO NOT GET ACID CORE for electrical work. Heat the terminal and flow the solder into the end of the wires until it wicks to the insulation. Do not melt the insulation, might want a wet rag to immediately cool the connection and insulation.
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So, here's the deal with that... I own a soldering iron but I've literally never soldered.
I used to hate soldering.
After doing quite a bit at work I actually do not mind it and actually prefer to do it that way then another method even if it takes longer.
Biggest key in my mind is to make sure you've heated the wire and connection well before a ply solder.
Some times a mini butane torch works better.
Practice a bit .
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No time like the present to learn. Get some rosin core solder and start teaching yourself. DO NOT GET ACID CORE for electrical work. Heat the terminal and flow the solder into the end of the wires until it wicks to the insulation. Do not melt the insulation, might want a wet rag to immediately cool the connection and insulation.

On the bright-side, I have rosin-core sided.

When you say insulation- you mean the outside white covering that is stripped away?

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Biggest key in my mind is to make sure you've heated the wire and connection well before a ply solder.
Some times a mini butane torch works better.
Practice a bit .

Don't own a torch...
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