If you can get the bolts out, clean them up with some sand paper. Get a new piece of wire. A few inches of 2 gauge wire will be fine and put it all back together.Okay thanks, appreciate the info, Advanced Auto Parts or Autozone should sell those right?
Definitely. Tell them what you want it for and they will get something appropriate.Yeah I took it off an used a wire brush on the frayed end it was alot worse also had a little bit of corrosion on each end, an does an autoparts store such as autozone or advanced auto parts seel this wire? Thanks for the information, much appreciated.
Same size or thicker, thicker the betterOh so the size doesn't matter? It doesn't have to be same size as the current one? I was unsure of that when I first noticed it cause my brother gave me one that was slightly longer with different looking ends. I think the current ends are 1/4" an the ends on the longer one were 1/2". I didn't want to use it cause I thought it had to be replaced with one that was the same length, an had same size rounded ends.
It may be full of dirt and old grease mixed together. Clean grease would just push back. That boot was probably worn out, and had too little grease inside to stop dirt getting in (the boot should be full of grease)Completely different from current discussion but, I'm in the middle of changing brake pads an ran into a small problem, I replaced the boots on my caliper guide pins one side went back in fine but I can't get the other one to stay down all the way. Is there something I need too do? I didn't do anything too the first one it stayed down on it's own.
That seems misleading. It was designed to carry a certain minimum load. You could run a 1" diameter wire across and it'll carry that load too. Just don't go smaller, in theory (in practice, the wire does very little and the car runs fine without it when everything is good otherwise, it's a backup)
And the green isn't sulphuric acid. It's copper oxide. It's different than the foamy white you get at a battery, which physically can leak at the posts. If you leave copper in a salt brine it'll turn like that pretty quickly, and that's what winter is in a lot of places.