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Author: TMFBro Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 71394  
Subject: New battery, engine won't turn over Date: 8/31/2013 7:24 PM
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Howdy, folks.

We had some maintenance done on our 2004 Mazda MPV, and the repairfellow said the battery was weak. I decided to get one elsewhere (assuming I'd save some $), bought one at Advanced Auto Parts, and the friendly Advanced man attempted to do some battery swapping. However, one terminal was very corroded, so he got a new terminal and cable, did some splicing and dicing, added some electrical tape, and the engine started. So I drove home.

An hour later, the lights/windows/radio work, but the engine won't turn over. There's no clicking noise. I've posted a picture of the situation on Flikr, in case that helps (the red cable is the newcomer): http://www.flickr.com/photos/101051727@N05/9641393246/. As you'll notice, there's some red jelly-like substance and a circular felt-like circle under the terminal, which Mr. Advanced persuaded me to get. (As you can tell, I'm not a car guy.)

Any suggestions?

Many thanks,
Robert
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