+ battery terminal 2002 XG300

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by Alan, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Hi Everyone,

    Last March 30th I bought a new battery from Sears. They also sold me
    a very solid looking set of terminal clamps with. They were able to
    hook up the negative wire but the positive had an entire harness where
    EVERYTHING was attached so that with too much rust and oxidation on
    the rind that goes on the terminal and it gets loose and breaks the
    connection.

    Unfortunately, you can't replace the ring and it can only tighten so
    much so you need to get the entire cable, with the fuse assembly and
    that is a little over a hundred dollars...I guess about $120. With
    installation I'd be looking at $200 at least. All this for a loose
    ring.

    So, I want to rig something that will keep up the current without
    adding too much resistance. I originally thought of cutting off the
    ring and attaching another wire from the point it first attaches to
    the bracket to the new Sears battery terminal clamp. Can that work?

    Alan
     
    Alan, Dec 23, 2009
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    zayton Guest

    I've been running a 97 Nissan Pickup for almost two years with an un-rusted
    part of the original positive ring bridged to a replacement terminal clamp
    with a strap I had laying around from another old replacement clamp. no
    problem so far.

    So long as you have good electrical contact through solid enough conductive
    materials from the original harness to the terminal, you should be OK.

    Stick with materials intended for underhood elelctrcal use.
     
    zayton, Dec 26, 2009
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  3. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Thanks Zayton, but how do I know what metals are intended for under
    the hood use? It's not like when you ask someone in a store they know
    what they are talking about. I guess you mean something that won't
    rust. What about these (although I don't yet know the diameter of a
    battery terminal:

    Copper Tube Cap

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Hose Clamp (Just the band cut to fit the circumference of the
    terminal) and the Hyundai battery connector could be put over the
    terminal and this extra ring:

    http://www.normagroup.com/kunden/norma/ttw.nsf/id/EN_Clamps

    What I was thinking of doing is to get a of was aOn Sat, 26 Dec 2009
     
    Alan, Dec 27, 2009
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    hyundaitech Guest

    If the clamp is just loose and won't tighten but otherwise in
    reasonable condition, insert a small sheet metal screw between the
    clamp and battery post. Typically, this will take up enough extra
    space that the clamp will tighten.
     
    hyundaitech, Dec 27, 2009
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