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Re: Jeep won't start - Electrical Problem

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Posted by george on July 18, 2005 at 06:57:49:

In Reply to: Posted by on July 16, 2005 at 13:26:22:

It's the old "battery cables have been replaced" syndrome.

BCBRS is an old disease, but now has a name so we can deal with it.

Those old 6 volt systems want big battery cables. Whe everything was new maybe they could have used a little smaller gauge (say 0 gauge), but after 60 or so years they want big cables.

So, go down to your local NAPA store and ask for 00 cables. That is two zeroes, not one.

They will probably look at you as if you had two heads or a 00 IQ, but get them to look 'em up in the catalog.

You might have to have NAPA crimp connectors on them, and make 'em a little longer than what you have now because they don't bend all that easy.

If you don't have access to a decent auto parts store, try a semi truck repair shop. Those diesels use pretty big cables on their systems.

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