CarlaValentine Posted December 5, 2010 Report Share Posted December 5, 2010 About 2 weeks ago I went to start my car and got the *click* from the starter and the dash lights lit up, but the car wouldn't start. My first instinct (after seeing it here oh so many times) was to check the battery cables, and surely enough the positive was loose. I tightened it down, the car started fine. A few days later the same thing happened...and again a few days after that. Then a few days after THAT, I was driving along all fine and dandy when my IPC had a seizure. All the lights flicked off then on, my speedo went all the way to 140 and back to 20 (which was my actual speed), the climate control zeroed out, and my fuel mileage was reset. After that I did a thorough investigation on the battery cable. There is nothing wrong with the battery cable, but the terminal on the battery is stripped out. Is there any way I can fix this without buying a new battery? The battery in and of itself is fine, but is old enough to not be covered under warranty anymore...and with Christmas right around the corner I don't want to buy a new one if I don't absolutely NEED to. It's getting quite tiring to have to check/tighten the cable in this 20 degree weather every time I have to go somewhere.... Any suggestions? Could I possibly tap/thread the terminal hole out and use a bigger bolt on the cable? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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