Got bit by the batteries yesterday

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    01yellerCobra Full Access Member

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    Drove to work fine yesterday morning. Then when it was time to leave I hit the remote start and nothing happened. Thought I messed up the buttons. Got inside and turned the key and was welcomed with the sound of a clicking starter. Thankfully someone came by and gave me a jump. Especially since I work on base now.

    A couple weeks ago I noticed a slow start, but it was one time and I forgot about it. Guess I should have had them checked.

    No real question here. Just an FYI to keep up on your batteries.
     
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    So it looks like it wasn't the batteries. I went to pull them tonight and both positive cable ends broke. I ordered the replacements I found online. Hopefully they'll be here tomorrow.
     
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    well that's cheaper...
     
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    Much. But I still see some work ahead of me. The batteries will be replaced in the next couple months because I don't like how the passenger battery is looking. And I think a new positive harness is on the list judging by some of the corrosion I saw.

    Oh, I forgot to snap a picture of the part number. So here's a link:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008Y80GZE?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
     
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    Ended up replacing the batteries anyway. Went to start the truck yesterday morning and all I got was the starter clicking. It starts like a champ now.
     
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    A company called BG makes pads that go under the terminals that are saturated with a non corrosive chemical. They work very well and are only a few bucks.
     
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    I use those pads. You know, this new truck ('17) has leaky stock batteries. Both clamps have corroded and I've had to strip and repaint. I noticed it's coming back after a year. I wonder if they're too full or if the alternator is just charging them too hot? Anybody else see that?
     
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    I'll check those out. I picked up the cheap kind while I was at the store along with the terminal sealer.
    Thats the problem I had from day 1. There was always corrosion on the terminals. Thats what ended up killing the cable end. The passenger side battery was even bulging a little.
     

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