what shape is the battery terminal - they are usually cylindrical if so you should be able to get a new terminal clamp (Halfords) which will mean cutting the wire and retrminating it onto the new clamp which will ensure a good tight connection ( maybe a pic of the setup would help. if you can get a pic send it via e mail to my ID.) If the terminal is a square shaped one with a hole and the lead is connected with bolt and nut then you should be able to get an ordinary nut/bolt to replace the existing one make sure the faces of the terminal and the lead connector are clean (use some sandpaper to clean off any corrosion) and put a dab of vaseline over the connection . As long as the battery terminal and the lead connector make a good joint it dosen't matter what sort of nut/bolt holds it together since the current should not run through the bolt anyway, if it does then it means the wire connector and battery lug are not making a good connection and that's your problem!
have a look at Car battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by MIKE4369; 6th December 2007 at 05:33 PM.