If look like new and other end at battery, often a Lead terminal.... (GM and ACdelco are metal and hydro crimp to the cable with Thousands of pound to crimp them.)
Many Replacement battery cables are made as + cables. (Many cable manufacturer to this to cut inventory.)
Many are made w/ red and black wire and both are many w/ small wire because many cars need then. (Again to cut inventory.)When new ones are used for ground
... Big to Block, Small to Body. Small to any heavy body metal and use silicon grease to "weather proof" the joint.
Many old OE battery grounds just skip the small wire. The Braided ground and a few others between engine and body can handle the job when are in good shape.
|Originally posted by Patrick:|
Not so fast there, Kemosabe. The Ogre will be by to school you on that.
In this case... I would add just One as just said but remove/fix others. Example: I see body end of the braided ground but rest is hidden or cut. Green wire grounding what? Is not OE and likely just push under the washer.
Ground to hinge bolt was easy for GM but not the best choice. Big captive washer and hinge metal make poor connection to start and often get worse over time.
Find an unused screw hole or drill one on body side holding the hinge.
Clean/fix every ground you find bolted/screwed to engine, trans, and body and silicon grease to keep out water, road salt, etc. Engine bay has many and front has 2 main ground points that often have corrosion problems.
Many major grounds are in my Cave, Wire Service
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