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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Remote Positive Terminal

My fiance just got a 2008 cobalt ls. Lately it has been cutting off because the remote positive terminal is loose and I wanted to know if it can be tightened?
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What do you call the remote positive terminal???

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lol I thought the same thing, it's the terminal in the engine bay I believe.
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OH! Just screw it tight with a 10mm deep socket or box wrench. This post is lead (Pb atomic #82)and therefore soft so don't use visegrips or an open end wrench.


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yeah its the one in the engine bay, doesnt anyone read the manual
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Whats that?

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You mean my manual transmission?

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We call it the boost post, but okay if you insist "Remote Positive Terminal" from now on it will be refered to as the "RPT" for short. 10mm

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RPT, sounds cool and dangerous.

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LOL, my daughter just called, on her way to work the car just died. NO nothing, couldn't put the flashers on, couldn't pull the key out of the ignition, big panic. Turns out stupid dad forgot to tighten the battery post of the underhood fuseblock when I removed it last week to fix DRL. I had just put it on handtight, with the intention to torque it tight later, but forgot.

Message I'm trying to put across is, if your Cobalt dies, "Check battery post" and don't let your dad work on your car.

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