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Battery connection problems

Hi all, cold or what,
now while i was away i found a solution to a problem i had for a while , well not really me (my garage man), took a few months ,
every now and then i'd park the car ,
have the radio on sit a while , then when i went to go , the car wouldn't start, so called the rac, said battery flat ,got it going ,charged it up , now this happened twice , (new battery 6mnths), the car never did start first time , just accepted that one , then amonth ago went to the shop came out and the car wouldn't start , managed to open the bonnet(i'm not very strong) and twiddled with the connectors that go to the batterey,(don't ask me why) anyway put the bonnet back , got in and off we went , now my freindly garage man is just down the road so i call in , and told him the story , he grabs his tools,has a look , and says, thats the problem , the connector to the positive teminal on the battery had a small peice of plastic (rubber) stopping you from tightening the connector tighter, my garage man says ,, don't know why they put that on , they can cause a problem , and said if he could he would get it out , he did , and tightened it further, said it will be fine now , and guess what ,, the car starts first time ,even after 5 days standing , brilliant ,so do you have this problem , if so ,have a look for that little peice of plastic (rubber) on the connector,,just thought i'd like to share this with you ,as i was having problems on and off for ages , again thought it was [U]just the car [U] regards samy
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Nice one Samy
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Hi Samy,

Good post that, thanks for sharing it with us, Im sure it will help other members who may be having the same issue.

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Good fix Samy and thanks for sharing the info with us
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