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Earth Strap - Open Clamp Vs A Cap Type Terminal


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#1 Zippster1977

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:01 AM

Afternoon ! I've been trying to fix my car from starting , I had a fray earth strap so replaced it with a spre cap type strap lead. Didn't make no difference, should it be a clamp type terminal or does it not matter ? I have a gut feeling it's coming from the battery . Replaced the live terminal too with a new one , previous one was cracked ..ta

#2 nicklouse

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:49 AM

makes no difference. but many people don't know is that the terminals are actually different sizes so make sure you use the correct one or it either will not fit without work or will not clamp correctly.



#3 Ethel

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:58 AM

cap type terminals are really a taper fit, but I prefer clamps harder to strip screws and easier to unseize.



#4 DeadSquare

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:06 AM

Caps are quicker to fit in the factory, but as Ethel says, clamps are preferable.



#5 Zippster1977

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 12:19 PM

Thanks all, already made the mistake with the wrong terminal from the supplier ! Cheers




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