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Old 09 Jan 2014, 11:45 pm
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Default Battery cable problems.

I posted a problem I was having last night about getting my wife's PT up and runnning after a bout with the cold, that we are not use to here in the south, and finding that it seems to be the cable running between the Battery and the solenoid. After posting I found this on another post:

(thanks again Arne)
"I just got stuck yesterday with a no turn over symptom.
Nice guy jumped me and still nothing to the starter solenoid.
I finally got it started by taking one jumper and putting on the posetive battery terminal and the other end directly onto the solenoid.
Started right up, proving that the crappy battery cable was at fault.
A quick and acceptable fix is to supplement that cable from the battery clamp tightening lug directly to the starter with a generic red ring lugged cable about 8inches long.
I've done this on both 01 PT's we drive."

Now this trick did work to get the car started but I just wanted to make sure that adding the wire (2 AWG) from the positive to the solenoid was ok to do while leaving the existing wire connected as well. A "supplement" as Arne said in his post.

Opinioins? Thoughts? I just dont want to screw up things further but my wife needs her car and I have to work tomorrow night.
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