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Old 03-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone have a solution for loose battery terminal? i tightened as far as i could before it stripped and i can pull it off with my hand -.-

what material do i use if i were to fill that space in? copper?
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anything thin and metallic is good enough to jam in there...

but the best fix is new terminals instead of trying to hack up the old ones to work
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get a penny and smash it with a hammer to get it more flat "l". then hit the top to give it a curve ")" close to your terminal. that penny will fill in the gap. works great with mine loose terminal issue.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just buy a new terminal from your local auto parts store that is smaller. They're only 2-3 dollars
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I live in redneckville and Ive seen more than my share of nails between terminals and posts. It works but like others have said, replacing the terminals is the best way to do
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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toolless terminals are great i had this prob before and i got these for 5 bux just cut off old ones and reconnect the wires and thats it ......easy fix ........replacing is best its a cheap piece of mind
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I had this same problem and I used a screw for a few but once my battery needed replaced I bought new terminals. I upgrades to Marine grade terminals since I have my fogs and stereo equipment and alarm all piggy backing on it. Now it works and looks great .
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thanks for the suggestions. i actually just squeezed the terminals slightly so it wasnt so round. now its on real tight but it might round itself back with some time.
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thanks for the suggestions. i actually just squeezed the terminals slightly so it wasnt so round. now its on real tight but it might round itself back with some time.
that's what I did with mine, I squeezed the ends together to make an oval then hammered it on the terminal, just temporary until I could get a replacement, but it worked great
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I had this problem too but I already had some gold plated multi port terminals from another car so I said screw it and just snipped the wires and replaced the terminals. now I have major blingizzle under the hood lol.
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I had this problem too. You don't need new terminals even know they are cheap. Just take them off and take a grinder with a zip wheel and open up the gap so the bolt can squeeze it more. Done.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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cotter pin ftw lol yea mine is doing the same thing...
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Less then 6 bucks for new ones.
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Exactly. The reason you can't tighten anymore is because the metal stretched. Grinding a gap so you can tighten it more just means you're gunna stretch the metal further and possibly break the terminal. For the time you spent grinding down the terminal you could've put new ones on. Just my .02
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