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  1. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    SR5 Limited

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    D8DF99DD-6498-4AA6-ACEB-7BF0026284FD.jpg most corroded battery terminals!!! And there only a few years old!!!
    I guess cause of the Corrola’s proximity sensors and the battery always being used?
     
  2. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    Some people want over $40 for a simple terminal connection. I’m using two of the same that I got for my 4R. $10!!!FE073DEF-61DF-492B-AFC0-A9ABC621793E.jpg
     
  3. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    How about spraying some cleaner on it first?

    Terminal could possibly be fine under all that crap.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    No thanks. I’m not spreading that acid all over the place.....gonna wear gloves for sure....
     
  5. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    I just changed her oil. My first time dealing with the newer filters. I like it. Good for 10,000 miles!! OMG I can’t believe it!!!
     
  6. Nov 12, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    little baking soda and hot water and any acid will be neutralized and not an issue. Grab an old toothbrush and get in there and clean them, I have used Vaseline lightly on the terminals to prevent corrosion going forward.
     
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  7. Nov 12, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    I like to scrape it into a salt shaker and sprinkle it on my pancakes.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Nov 12, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    I keep my battery in that condition so that when I am camping i just scrape a little in my coffee in the mourning.
     
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  9. Nov 12, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    The best part of waking up...:D
     
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    All you need is a can of coke and wire brush to clean those up. Then spray the terminals with metal protector.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    Rather pay twenty bucks...The ground is rusted bad. There’s no saving these...And I’m not wasting any of my Diet Cokes on it...
     
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  12. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:18 PM
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    Water and baking soda. Apply liberally and rinse with water. Cleans that shit right up.
     
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  13. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:21 PM
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    Remember. Baking soda is a base so it reacts with the battery acid to neutralize the acid.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:22 PM
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    You could spend literally no money and fix it for what’s in you cupboard for a grand total of $free.99
     
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  15. Nov 13, 2019 at 3:56 AM
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    Leave him alone he'd rather spend the money. :ohsnap:
     
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    we assume the battery hasn't been replaced? those are nasty.....
     
  19. Nov 14, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Around two years old. Terminals were replaced too.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    After: the terminals were copper so it speeded up the corrosion process. These should last a lot longer...6095E12E-B6C6-4791-94A7-1C6FBC0047E1.jpg
     
  21. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    So you didn’t get rid of the corrosion?
     
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    hello again. I bought a certified Toyo that came of the east coast which had some rust along the frame, exhaust, muffler, etc; cleaned and took care of that issue. Short of a boat or tractor, I have never seen that extent of rust/corrosion. My dear wife drives a '13 Highlander and the engine compartment is pristine, minus the bugs and dust.

    Yes sir, your won the prize for.....
     
  23. Nov 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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    Not if you don't spray them with some type of dry lube or protectant.
     
  24. Nov 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    :frustrated:
     
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  26. Nov 17, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    I used dielectric compound......Can’t you see the terminal eBay pic of the replacement for ten bucks?
     
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