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This wire just came loose from the negative spring ring battery clamp. It is only about 4" long and runs from a screw on the drivers fender. The spring ring clamp has a separate hole in the end for this wire to go in. How do you secure it in the hole? It does not appear to have snapped or broken off in the clamp, there's about 3/8" of 'stripped' insulation at that end. There appears to be some solder at the end as well. Do you just add some fresh solder and insert it in the hole before the solder hardens?

Appreciate your input.



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I would just replace the negative cable. You propably won't be able to get the spring clamp hot enough to accept the solder. If you were able to, it would melt the insulation on the cable. If you don't you end up with a "glue joint" and not a good connection. Same thing if you try and crimp it.
If you don't have a good connection, the interior items may act up or you could lose your ground straps. The straps could get hot without the small negative ground.
It the mean time run a wire from the engine block to the inside fender. Leave some slack in it. Then order another cable.
 
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