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Those damn screw down battery terminals

Has anyone got a way to ensure that you can get a good solid connection between the screw down battery terminals and the battery.

I have an ongoing problem which seems to be electrically related. My wife was going out this morning and tried to start the car and it got a bare glug and died. I got my multimeter and put the probes under the caps of the screw on terminals and got zilch !! The connections were good and tight but obviously one side wasn't making a connection.

I took the battery out and put it on the ground and then ran my jump leads from it onto the terminal under the bonnet. It started no problem.

Is there a way of getting a better connection with the current connectors or should I cut them off and replace them with standard push on - tighten with a wrench connections.

By the way, when running, the alternator was reading 14.45. Is this the correct voltage ?


I have now bought a can of Bardahl Electrical Contact Cleaner but
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