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 Post subject: What can I do about this wiring?
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Hey, my alternator wiring was a bit loose for awhile, and it's become all corroded and the terminal came off it. Now I have a green corroded bit of wire and a dodgy terminal that I have carefully removed all the wire from. I havent seen ring terminals as large as this for sale in places like autobarn or even Bursons, so I dont know where to get ring terminals big enough. I've attatched pictures, what's the best way to fix this issue?

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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Try Jaycar, or the audio section of Autobarn, etc.
That wire is stuffed. If you have enough length, cut it back to some fresh copper, if not you'll have to cut off that section and solder a new length on.
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:55 am 
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There's nothing wrong this the wire. Just soak it in white vinegar or some battery acid and it will clean right up...The vinegar will take longer to clean as it's a much weaker acid.
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:53 am 
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Cobra427 wrote:
There's nothing wrong this the wire. Just soak it in white vinegar or some battery acid and it will clean right up...The vinegar will take longer to clean as it's a much weaker acid.


Mix some salt with the vinegar and it will work better.
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 Post subject: Re: What can I do about this wiring?
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:47 am 
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SWC wrote:
Cobra427 wrote:
There's nothing wrong this the wire. Just soak it in white vinegar or some battery acid and it will clean right up...The vinegar will take longer to clean as it's a much weaker acid.


Mix some salt with the vinegar and it will work better.


Sounds tasty...lol, but seriously, good idea !
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:21 pm 
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Yeah, that wire will clean up okay - you can even try a small fine wire brush.
A domestic electrical mob should have crimps that size, maybe Bunnings too - autoelectrician also as a last resort.
You'll need a proper crimper as well - pliers won't do it properly - needs all round crimping, not just squeezing.
Wherever you get the crimp from, if you bring your wire in prepped and ready to go, they might crimp it for you too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What can I do about this wiring?
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Wouldn't a Yellow quick crimp with 6mm ring go on that?

 

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 Post subject: Re: What can I do about this wiring?
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:37 pm 
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If you can't get another terminal, it's probably fine to reuse that one, as long as you solder the wire into the terminal.
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:02 pm 
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evxr6 wrote:
Wouldn't a Yellow quick crimp with 6mm ring go on that?


Nah that's a bit too small

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