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question about real car!

Old 04-02-2007, 11:03 AM
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im trying to go to the track today but the piece that connects to the battery in my car (real automobile) is bad.. its the piece that touches the metal on the battery what is this thing called!!!!!
Old 04-02-2007, 11:12 AM
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but that piece is called a battery terminal.

how do you not know that? are you female?
Old 04-02-2007, 11:12 AM
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Battery post, or connector. Or called the battery terminal connector.
How is it bad? You can get them at autozone for a few bucks.
Old 04-02-2007, 11:33 AM
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clean it p real good with a wire brush. put it back together.

to get a crap one to work in a emergency ..you clean it , put it back on and if it is looses and you cant get it tight you put a screw or 2 inbetween the post and the termanal and srcrew them in there tight. dont use screws though that are so long that they hit the hood...that would be very bad on the positive terminal

and quite often if you just smack them with a hammer it will work.

what sort of car is it? GM cars and trucks with there damn side terminals can be a pain in the but.

Ford has the best terminals there big thick and lead,

japanese cars and trucks use a thin tined copper terminals and are prety good.

to replace a terminal you just cut the old one off and strip the wire about a inch and put it into a new repair terminal. 2 bucks at a discount auto parts house.



Old 04-02-2007, 11:34 AM
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i dont know ive never had one go bad on me..its not getting current
so the car wouldnt start up..just becuase u dont know the name of a small part doesnt make u a female? im 17 i havnt been a automobile mechanic my whole life

i ust bought it from autozone for 4 dollars..
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i figure at 17 not knowing what a battery terminal is ,does make you a female. But thats how red necks are raised.
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ORIGINAL: carl250r
i figure at 17 not knowing what a battery terminal is ,does make you a female. But thats how red necks are raised.
Red necks? More like most people.
Old 04-02-2007, 04:58 PM
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ahaha he sounds more like 12,
when i didnt even had a car i knew what a battery terminal is.
you need to take some shop classes in school.
Old 04-02-2007, 05:08 PM
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People please! I bet NONE of you can name off every single part of every dam car! So give him some room. Its like a n00be in our sport!
Old 04-02-2007, 05:15 PM
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ahaha he sounds more like 12,
when i didnt even had a car i knew what a battery terminal is.
you need to take some shop classes in school.
Some schools don't have shop classes. The closest thing to a shop class we have is electricity class, we get to use a screwdriver! And sometimes, if we're really good, a drill!!
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boy!!!! you guys are rough on this kid
Old 04-02-2007, 05:33 PM
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yeah, what he said^^. ya know, I had a pal in H.S. (he moved away a while ago[&o]), there were maybe 3 or 4 things in a car that he stored the names of in his head, but he was a really good mechanic, he'd fix things for people all the time, perfectly. he would say, "I don't remember what that is called, but I can tell you right now what's wrong with it, and how to fix it" LOL... and he did!
it's not like he said "my car won't start and I dont know why".(um, not that anything's wrong with that either, we're not all mech's.)
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Nitro-is-Deadly don't listen to the people that say you're a female. They've got a serious problem. And those who made fun of this kid I think you owe him a BIG apolage.

I normally don't get this mad but it disturbs me that some people would make fun of a 17 year old just because he doesn't know what a battery teminal is. I had no idea what it was until I read this thread.

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