Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Author Topic: Battery terminal stripped! Read times. Hey guys, I seemed to have over tightened my battery terminal bolt and stripped the side that's in the battery.
Down syndrome models thinking that Striped side terminal battery through since Paul suggested it. Sponsored Links. It will also still grab bolts rendered useless by vise grips. If the cable is easy to replace some aren't do it. Step 3 Clean off any corrosion from the battery terminals with a battery terminal brush. Also respect those that take the time to answer questions and remember that many are professional mechanics, who normally get paid very well to diagnose automotive repairs. Stripped sjde in a side post battery - how do you fix that??? Welcome, Guest.
Striped side terminal battery. Is the silver wire positive or negative?
Park the vehicle with the stripped battery bolts. Grasp the end of the stripped bolt with a pair of locking pliers. About the Author This article was written by the It Still Runs team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. Become sids Redditor and join one of thousands of communities. That's the way to do it!
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- Side battery terminals are a fad that came and went--almost.
- My first instinct after seeing it here oh so many times was to check the battery cables, and surely enough the positive was loose.
- Batteries have different types of mounting points, and in some cases, they have a threaded insert on the side, where you screw in a side-post terminal bolt.
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Stripped Car Battery connection. Add pictures here. Add image file. Battsry Italic Underline. Upload Image. Add reply. Rate this thread. AZ Nomad Contact options for registered users. On Sun, 17 Jannews. Click to see the full signature. Red Green Contact options for registered users. An off the cuff hairbrain Stirped. Fishing sinkers still made of lead. Get some tiny ones, Striped side terminal battery them in, drill and retap. Lp 1p Contact options for registered users.
I had the exact same thing happen to me Striped side terminal battery few years ago. As I recall, I cut the head off of a bolt and forced it into the hole, and poured melted lead into the hole so it ran into any gaps-- I think from fishing sinkers, as was mentioned, I put the cable on with nut that I tightened finger tight,then held the end of the bolt with vise grips while I tightened the nut the rest of the way.
It seemed to work ok. That is the reason I like batteries that have both side and top posts for GM vehicles-- if something like this happens to the side terminal, you can adapt to the Striped side terminal battery one, assuming you have room on top. Andy Contact options for registered users. I don't know if this is a good idea or not, since I have never used one for this wide, but it may be reasonable Nate Nagel Contact options for registered users.
Not sure if that's Strriped really good idea or not, but it was the best I could come up with on short notice. You could try to melt some lead into the hole and retap, but that sounds Some skinny strips of lead sheet, beaten thin, hung in the hole before you insert the bolt, may work. Like putting a toothpick in a wallowed-out screw hole in wood. Probably want a bolt with a taper on the end.
The strips and the hole need to be shiny when you do this, of course. Jim Yanik Contact options for registered users. Thanks guys. Caesar Romano Contact options for registered users. On Sun, 17 Jan"news. Hustlin' Hank Contact options for registered users. Or get a suitable diameter size lag bolt but grind off the Is will smith hiv positive end so as to make it less deep.
Another Striped side terminal battery is to wrap some wire, copper or stainless steel, around the bolt and see if that will secure it. Also a similar but very slightly larger bolt might be used to cut new and Destination xxx blacks on blondes deeper threads into the lead insert.
Inspect the nuts and bolts junk box. Number of other ideas would include filling in the old threaded hole with melted lead from old balance weights one is always picking up around tyre changing locations!
Terminzl you? We do; might always come in handy for something!!!!! Then carefully drilling and tap threading anew. HeyBub Contact options for registered Striped side terminal battery. Wide, but short, lag bolt? Once secured, slather it with anti-corrosion material or axle grease. Got any battery salvage or rebuilding shops in your town? They might have something off the shelf. Van Chocstraw Contact options Stripee registered users.
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Nov 01, · Let it set for a few days so that it is not gassing from being charged. Then lay it on its side with the terminals facing up. Blow air all around the battery to remove any remaing explosive fumes. Then take a propane torch and melt new lead into the stripped holes. . Jan 29, · [Archive] [SOLVED] Fixing stripped battery terminal General. I asked, cuz I had an extended bolt, that was a little too long, and from repeated overtightening, it started to strip some of the threads in my battery terminal as well. i just bought a used optima yellow top for my buick lesabre only to find out it had a striped battery terminal on the negative. (side post) i read online about dripping solder into the stripped threads and then tapping them would this work? i know its conductive but it it just as strong as the lead? is there better ways of repairing this?
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I am surprised at you. Log in or sign up in seconds. Our Affiliate Link Policy. To advertise, take a look at WoodenBoat Advertising , or use your Google Adwords account if you want to advertise on the Forum. All rights reserved. Hopefully you are able to get at the bolt without cutting the terminal. Another approach is to spread the cable clamp ever so slightly with a large screwdriver. One of the items was a bunch of paper clips made by Cincinnati Paperclip Company. Please be polite. Mar 7, PM Joined 7 years ago 1, Posts. The side terminal batteries that we sold had threaded stainless steel inserts which were cast into the lead. Seems like there is a higher risk of damage with the bolt.
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Is the striped wire positive or negative? See Full Answer. Is the silver wire positive or negative? Every speaker wire will have an indicator to tell them apart, such as color. In some high-end speaker wires, the insulation is clear, or see-through, enough to see the bare wires. When this is the case, usually the silver wire will be the positive polarity and the copper wire will be negative.