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John ED Renstrom
09-14-2015, 10:31 AM
just maybe it not your starter. o tell me how many amps does it take to melt lead? by the way this was the ground

Peter Grave
09-14-2015, 10:46 AM
Had the same thing a few years ago. Gypsy terminal ends are not where its at. They build up corrosion where the cable is clamped in and the whole thing is conducted through the bolt BINGO melt down. For my $$$ try a NEW end and clean the cable shiney think that will solve issue.

Paul Steinberg
09-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Replace the cable with a quality product that is manufactured in the US of A. It might take some looking to find it, but quality cables are out there. Unfortunately, places such as NAPA and CARQUEST have lowered their standards, and now sell a lot of "Made in China" junk. Del City is where I get good electrical products made in the US.
www.delcity.net (http://www.delcity.net)
N85 W12545,
Westbrook Crossing,
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(800) 654-4757

John ED Renstrom
09-14-2015, 10:31 PM
boy do you have that right. #4 gage may be good for 2015 but not at all for a older car. these type ends are a invitation for trouble. but seams like everyone want to use them. one other source for bigger cables is you tractor supply house.

Peter Grave
09-14-2015, 10:57 PM
Check some of local equipment repair shops and HD truck repair guys. We have two locally who have the equipment to make new HD cables to supplied specs with correct ends.

Daniel Scully
09-15-2015, 12:35 AM
Replace the cable with a quality product that is manufactured in the US of A. It might take some looking to find it, but quality cables are out there. Unfortunately, places such as NAPA and CARQUEST have lowered their standards, and now sell a lot of "Made in China" junk. Del City is where I get good electrical products made in the US.
www.delcity.net (http://www.delcity.net)
N85 W12545,
Westbrook Crossing,
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(800) 654-4757

Napa and other places can get also get real cable in bulk and the ends. You can buy a solder tab that has a flux in it also.You drop the tab in the cable end heat it and once it melts you shove in the cable and let cool a little heavy shrink wrap and you are in done.

John ED Renstrom
09-15-2015, 10:48 AM
haven't see the tabs I always end up melting a half and roll of solder in there. find it you tint the cable it helps also.

Daniel Scully
09-15-2015, 01:10 PM
Yep you are right ,brain fart when I put that up .A dab of flux on the cable helps with the connection.

Here is a you vid on it. They make a nice cable stripper but you can also use a tubing cutter to cut the cable back. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXDkNMDDrBs)