I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of battery should put in my '93 Accord? I was looking on a website and it lists stats like this:
GP34/78 / 875 CCA
I don't really know what that means, can anyone help me out?
Also, my connector on my battery cable is badly coroded. When I went to losen it so I could clean the terminals (they were foaming) it cracked. I need to replace this cable (or the connector I suppose). What is the best way to do this? Is it easy or should I just get a professional to do it?
34/78 is the group size. 34 and 78 and roughly the same so they put them together but you can buy a 34 or a 78. go to sears and buy a diehard gold 3 year free replacement, and then pro rate. sears will also have new terminals which are easy to replace. pm me with questions.
Originally Posted by Code
The one with the purple collar has been eating the other ones corn hole for the past minute and thirty, I'm out.
Hey, couple of questions regarding the battery install.
What do you mean by this "and then pro rate." Also, there are a few cables that join together to form my positive terminal. Do I just strip them all and then put the new terminal on and then seal it with electrical tape? What is the easiest way to do this?
I IM'ed this to you too but I wasn't sure if it would go through.
I would recommend replacing the whole cable. You could go to any of your local auto parts store and tell them you need a battery cable, and they will give you the one with the proper length and it should have any other connectors you would need already attached, you would just replace the old with the new. I think I spent about $5 for a new cable a couple of weeks ago. If you are having a lot of corrosion problems it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to pick up a battery for about $40-$80 depending on how long the warranty is and what type of battery you get. Plus you will probably get a discount if you bring in your old battery core.
Ok, that might be the way I go. I am 100% getting a new battery I just wasn't sure about the battery cable situation. Has anyone replaced on in a '93 Accord? Is this easy? Where does the other end of the cable wind up?
coupled w/ that many CCA power, that's a universal size to fit most cars (a good thing since it can be relatively cheap)
Walmart's Yellow battery has a competitive price/ warranty. But, this particular 34/78 batter has the top posts on the center & not on the edge of the battery... so it can be made to be flipped to the corresponding battery cables.
As for the cable/terminal... i haveta see the condition of the wire to make a decision on just buying the terminal... safe bet: get the whole wire.
Modified by ricebike at 2:14 PM 11/10/2005
Modified by ricebike at 2:15 PM 11/10/2005
Wife's'95 Accord LX 4dr F22b2 she gave this away to a friend since it's still mechanically sound; now has a 2005 MDX... worse mpg & takes premium to boot (she's ignoring the last part & using regular octane)
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