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Old 18 Sep 2012, 11:15 pm
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Default Battery cable problems

I have a 2003 PT base model. The battery cables are all corroded and intermittently failing. I am trying to find cables that go from the battery to the Power distribution center and then the cable from the PDC to the starter. And does anyone sell a new PDC? I have to wiggle either wire sometimes to get the car to start. Everything has been removed and cleaned and it still does it. The cables themselves were pretty frosty though. Any ideas?
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Old 19 Sep 2012, 12:34 am
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Default Re: Battery cable problems

buy some same or better gauge wire from a hardware store, cut to length, and crimp new ends on. a lot cheaper than buying cables made for the pt.
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Old 22 Sep 2012, 12:28 pm
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Default Re: Battery cable problems

Check on the forums for the "Big Three" mod, it will walk you through replacing the battery cables.
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Old 22 Sep 2012, 01:03 pm
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Default Re: Battery cable problems

Autozone sells heavy duty cable in 4ft bundles for cheap. Just make your own :-) cheaper. and better than trying to find a pre-assembled rig.

Had to do it on my old neon after the stock terminals failed and melted to the battery :/
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