Battery Terminals - Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum
Technical Saturn Sky Discussion Technical and performance aspects of the Saturn Sky Roadster. Sky Problems | Solutions | Repairs | Recalls | Tech Bulletins | Tech Tips | In the Manual Basic Tech

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Battery Terminals

Hey you Guys
Hate to bother you on Super Bowl Sunday, BUT.
Got a nasty surprise on our Sky Redline.
Went click, the key got locked in, and no power.
Went to the Battery and low and behold the terminals were rotted.
So much for trusting and paying our GM dealer to watch out for such things.
So here's the problem. Have you guys found a Terminal clamp that works in place of the OEM clamp.
Also is there a good discussion on how to get the battery out. Looks like I have to take half the front fender panel apart.
Thanks
Bud
Captbudman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 04:12 PM
First 2000 Sr. Member
 
marlboromike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida
Posts: 15,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Garage
Don't ask...just use "SEARCH"....your answer is there waiting for you. Some due diligence is needed.

Last edited by marlboromike; 02-03-2013 at 06:52 PM.
marlboromike is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 11:28 PM
Senior Member
 
bradwp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captbudman View Post
Hey you Guys
Hate to bother you on Super Bowl Sunday, BUT.
Got a nasty surprise on our Sky Redline.
Went click, the key got locked in, and no power.
Went to the Battery and low and behold the terminals were rotted.
So much for trusting and paying our GM dealer to watch out for such things.
So here's the problem. Have you guys found a Terminal clamp that works in place of the OEM clamp.
Also is there a good discussion on how to get the battery out. Looks like I have to take half the front fender panel apart.
Thanks
Bud
There have been a few recent posts on the battery removal. Like MM said, search is your friend.

It's stupid to have to remove the fender, but simple. I did it (unplanned) in an O'Reilly's parking lot about 10 days ago. I hadn't done it before, and it only took me 45 minutes start to finish. Once I convinced the clerk to let me use is "personal" 10mm socket to get the door frame bolt out (retarded design) it was relatively painless.

I will say that I wished I'd been able to watch the video before attempting. It took me a bit to figure out that I could get the door frame bolt only with a socket and extension through the hinge opening. No way in hell I could fit my hand down in the opening and manipulate a wrench, and the cuts and scrapes I had to prove it have just about healed up.

Brad
'08 Redline Manual
Polar White, Black on Black, Single Disc Monsoon


"Fly Navy"

1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z (R.I.P.)
1993 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 150K
2004 Saturn Ion Level 3 140K (only new car I've bought)
2007 Lexus IS250 (her's)
bradwp is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Senior Member
 
lllfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 2,206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
I made up a small tool set just for the fender remover.
Use a grabber pick up tool to remove the
door bolt and to restart this bolt.
LLLFLY

08 PW R/L 5-spd,The Wolf
Goodyear Blimp flight 2010 NASSM
Best of Show Old Bridge,NJ 2011
Best Interior 2012 NASSM
2nd American Legends 2013
DDMWORKS Loaded, Wind Restrictor
lllfly is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 11:27 AM
Member
 
zappafan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mississippi Delta
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Grabber Tool

Could we get a photo of the Grabber Tool? I always like to see self made tools, so I can perhaps make one as well.

Z

Zappafan
Frank says: There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
2008 Sky Red Line
Chili Pepper Red
Black Leather Interior
Single Disc Monsoon
DDM Performance Backbone
DDM Pro-Beam
Solo HiFlo Cat
zappafan is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Member
 
Elff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Keebler, PA
Posts: 3,879
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Garage
I just replaced the Positive terminal on my Battery.
I had not noticed all the corrosion due to that stupid red cover.
The negative one was fine.

I bought the following
Lynx Battery Terminal | Product Details | Pep Boys
and only installed the red one on the positive wire.

LUSIFER

I'm not short, I'm concentrated AWESOME
Elff is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Senior Member
 
GASNGO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Eastern CT
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Corrosion

Quite often when battery terminals start corroding it is a sign that the battery itself has a problem. Sometimes it one of the cells that has gone bad or the battery has finally decided it's tired and wants to retire. Have the battery tested to see if this might be the cause of your problem.
Jerry
GASNGO is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 12:05 PM
Member
 
Elff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Keebler, PA
Posts: 3,879
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Garage
My battery was completely dead, which definitely helps with your theory

LUSIFER

I'm not short, I'm concentrated AWESOME
Elff is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 01:43 PM
First 2000 Sr. Member
 
marlboromike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida
Posts: 15,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elff View Post
My battery was completely dead, which definitely helps with your theory
My battery has been dead for a long time...they gave me this BLUE MAGIC...works fine now.


And did not have to pay for it...took Medicare
marlboromike is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 02:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try these links. Ther are also a few more on You tube if you do a search, oh wait


and

Sky_Pilot is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 03:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Parker Colorado
Posts: 3,553
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elff View Post
My battery was completely dead, which definitely helps with your theory
LOLOLOL

Thanks

I needed that
Rob the Elder is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for all your help
FIXED!!!
Batt load tested just fine
Terminals were shot so I cut them off right before the crimp.
Standard NAPA terminals worked great.
Now I can actually see the terminals to check for corrosion.
Thanks again
Bud
Captbudman is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 12:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Welland, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Here's the proper procedure from DeepBlueGXP. There are a few errors in the videos posted above.

Removal



Installation


Last edited by Sly Bob; 02-06-2013 at 12:36 PM.
Sly Bob is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 03:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: West Bloomfield, Michigan
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Where can I purchase battery terminal covers to fit mY sKY rEDLINE?
Howard Golding is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum > Saturn Sky Discussion > Technical Saturn Sky Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Saturn Sky Forums: Saturn Sky Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome