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just picked up a '67 f-250, changed the battery terminals on it yesterday went to turn the key it cranked for a couple sec. and then i gave alittle gas and then nothing just dead no lights no thing. before changing out terminals started right up it also has a brand new battery that it started up fine with. any help would really be appreciated, thanks
 

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thanks jim,

ok, i have power to the lights now but still wont fire/turn over. could it be my starter solenoid? is there a way i can jump the solenoid?
 

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like cuda jim said if you just replaced the terminals chances are that there is a faulty connection. a volt meter will work, but if you dont have one, try this...
turn headlights on bright, try to start engine, if lights shut off chances are the terminals. I would suggest purchasing the complete cables. I dont know where you live but your problem normally happens after it rains.
hope this helps
 

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WHat was the problem?
Posting the fix helps future searchers having the same problems.
 

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it was bad terminals, changed them out and she fire right up. lincolndriver really pointed me in the right direction with what he posted. thanks again guys

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like cuda jim said if you just replaced the terminals chances are that there is a faulty connection. a volt meter will work, but if you dont have one, try this...
turn headlights on bright, try to start engine, if lights shut off chances are the terminals. I would suggest purchasing the complete cables. I dont know where you live but your problem normally happens after it rains.
hope this helps
 

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I flip the steel saddle over, it seems to provide more bite with the teeth down. Glad to hear you fixed it! Rich
 

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I flip the steel saddle over, it seems to provide more bite with the teeth down. Glad to hear you fixed it! Rich
I just tighten the screw on mine.... :lol:



Disclaimer: No I don't advocate a C-clamp to improve the terminal connection. The above picture is an example of what not to do. A close look of the terminal also reveals that the wire clamp portion of this terminal is full of corrosion and is a "no start waiting to happen".
 

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Hey that looks like the oldwizard's battery!
 

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Somehow... I think the Wizards battery would have MOTORCRAFT on the cell covers, and also visually apparent would be a slight sheen of Silicon Dielectric Grease eminating from the battery terminals.

Just a guess.
 

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Somehow... I think the Wizards battery would have MOTORCRAFT on the cell covers, and also visually apparent would be a slight sheen of Silicon Dielectric Grease eminating from the battery terminals.

Just a guess.
LOL... you got me there electro! :)

What is he at? 17 years and counting? I don't think that the battery you pictured will hold up that long.
 
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