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Ford F250, F350 & Excursion with 6.9L/7.3L/6.0L Powerstroke diesel.

Photo credit:  Ford F250 belonging to a customer parked in front of the NASA Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Hopefully, you’ve found this page because you are looking for battery cables for a Ford Diesel F-250, F-350 or Excursion with the 6.9L, 7.3L or 6.0L Powerstroke diesel engines.

How we build cables:

The main cables are built from 2/0 (“two-aught”) or optional 3/0 cable for the starter.  We use tin-plated (for corrosion resistance) terminals at the battery and standard copper lugs at the engine.  To prevent corrosion from the battery’s acidic fumes, we crimp the terminals with a 12-ton hydraulic crimper then seal the connection with adhesive lined heat shrink.  Cables are shipped with anti-corrosion battery washers, military-style battery terminals with “Nylox” style locknuts. 

In stock and ready to ship

The cables on this page are in stock and ready to ship.  Orders typically ship the next business day.  If you want them a day sooner, we offer a rush service.  See a description of rush service at the bottom of the page.

More about the cables:

We got the dimensions by measuring sets of cables that customers have sent to me over the years.  We’ve sold a bunch of these over the past 15 years however, I suggest you inspect your old cables and make sure these will fit before ordering. 

Stock negative cables are 1/0 with #10 gauge chassis grounds.   Our negative cables are a heavier 2/0 with #6 gauge chassis grounds.  The stock positive cable uses 1/0 for the crossover, 2/0 for the starter, and #6 for the fuse block.  We use 2/0 for the crossover, 2/0 (optional 3/0) for the starter, and #4 for the fuse block.  The heavier gauge wire reduces resistance and might make starting a little easier.

We build our cables using copper lugs crimped to SAE battery cable using a 12-ton hydraulic crimper.  Then we seal the connection with adhesive lined heat shrink.  Battery washers are included. We make the fuse block and chassis ground wires a little longer than stock since the #4 or #6 wire is not as flexible as the tiny wire the factory uses.

Military Ordinance/Universal Terminals: These terminals allow the customer to add as many electrical accessories as they want. They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable. We provide lock nuts to help you make sure that the bolts remain tight. 

Options:

Optional 3/0 Starter wire: Customers in cold climates have asked me for a 3/0 starter wire for situations where every little bit helps.  It’s now an option when ordering cables. Order the “Cold weather/Hard start option”. 

Military Terminal Covers: Protect against accident short circuits and damage by using these PVC covers on the terminals.  These are included in the price if you buy a full kit.

Convoluted loom: This is the wavy plastic stuff that the factory uses to protects wires from physical abrasion.  We’ll add it for $5 per cable or you get it for free when you buy a complete kit.

Cables – Full Kits

(Kits will have cables listed, and includes all covers and loom (free loom)

Ford diesel 1983-86 battery cable kit

Ford Battery Cable Kit for F250/F350 - 1983-1986 with 6.9L diesel - 2/0

Kit intended for Generation 7 F250 or F350 with the International Harvester IDI 6.9L V8 diesel engine.  It is very similar to our 7.3L kits.  Several of the cables are the same.

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive 2/0 battery to starter with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables with loom.
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • 10 gauge, 70" Start relay to starter wire.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$264.75
Ford diesel 1983-86 battery cable kit

Ford Battery Cable Kit F250/F350 - 1983-1986, 6.9L diesel - 3/0 Hard Start

Kit intended for Generation 7 F250 or F350 with the International Harvester IDI 6.9L V8 diesel engine.  It is very similar to our 7.3L kits.  Several of the cables are the same.

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive upgraded 3/0 battery to starter cable for improved Cold Weather/Hard Start performance with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables with loom.
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • 10 gauge, 70" Start relay to starter wire.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$286.50

Ford Battery Cable Kit F250/F350 - 1987-1997 models - 2/0

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive 2/0 battery to starter with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables w/loom
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • Includes 10 ga relay to start solenoid wire.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$276.80

Ford Battery Cable Kit for F250/F350 - 1987-1997 - 3/0 Hard Start Option

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive upgraded 3/0 battery to starter cable for improved Cold Weather/Hard Start performance with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables w/Loom
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • Includes 10 ga relay to start solenoid wire.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$297.40

Ford Battery Cable Kit for F250/F350 1997.5-1999 7.3L - 2/0

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive 2/0 battery to starter with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables w/Loom
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • Includes 10 ga relay to start solenoid wire.

Note: the difference between the early and late 1999 is the driver side negative cable.  Early is 36 inches long.  Late is 54 inches long. This kit has a 36-inch cable.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$278.90

Ford Battery Cable Kit for F250/F350 1997.5-1999 7.3L - 3/0 Hard-Start Option

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive upgraded 3/0 battery to starter cable for improved Cold Weather/Hard Start performance with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables w/Loom
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • Includes 10 ga relay to start solenoid wire.

Note: the difference between the early and late 1999 is the driver side negative cable.  Early is 36 inches long.  Late is 54 inches long. This kit has a 36-inch cable.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$299.40

Ford Battery Cable Kit F250/F350/Excursion 1999-2003 7.3L - 2/0

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive 2/0 battery to starter with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables with loom.
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • Includes 10 ga relay to start solenoid wire.

Note: the difference between the early and late 1999 is the driver side negative cable.  Early is 36 inches long.  Late is 54 inches long. This kit has a 54-inch cable.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$283.35

Ford Battery Cable Kit F250/F350/Excursion 1999-2003 7.3L - 3/0 Hard-Start Option

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive upgraded 3/0 battery to starter cable for improved Cold Weather/Hard Start performance with loom.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables w/Loom
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.
  • Includes 10 ga relay to start solenoid wire.
    Please see the picture.

Note: the difference between the early and late 1999 is the driver side negative cable.  Early is 36 inches long.  Late is 54 inches long. This kit has a 54-inch cable.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$304.85
Ford F250 2003-2007 battery cables

Battery Cable Kit Ford Superduty F250/F350/Excursion 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke 2/0

For 2003 - 2007 Fords with 6.0L Powerstroke - (International VT365)

Note: This kit is NOT a drop-in "plug-and-play" replacement.  Please see the notes below.

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with convoluted loom.
  • Positive 2/0 battery to starter with convoluted loom.  (The above two cables replace Ford part number 5C3Z14300CA).
  • Right and Left Negative Cables with loom. Note: The left side negative frame to block cable is new and not part of the original wiring.  It is included to improve electrical performance.  Customers may choose not to use it.
  • Two (2) Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.

Please see the picture.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$287.60
Ford F250 2003-2007 battery cables

Battery Cable Kit Ford Superduty F250/F350 - 2003-2007, 6.0L Powerstroke - Cold Weather/Hard Start Option

For 2003 - 2007 Fords with 6.0L Powerstroke - (International VT365)

Note: This kit is NOT a drop-in "plug-and-play" replacement.  There are 2 additional wires for improved grounding.

Includes:

  • Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom.
  • Positive larger 3/0 battery to starter with loom. (Larger wire for improved cold cranking). IMPORTANT NOTE: some customers have reported that the 3/0 terminal at the starter needs some minor modification (grinding or cutting with a Dremel) to properly clear the plastic tower on start solenoid.
  • Right and Left Negative Cables with loom. Note: The left side negative frame to block cable is new and not part of the original wiring.  It is included to improve electrical performance.  Customers may choose not to use it.
  • 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers.  

Please see the picture.

Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 

$296.79

Optional Cables not included in kits.

Red 48 inch 4 gauge custom alternator cable

47 inch 4 ga alternator wire with fuse link

 

4 ga alternator wire with fuse link for Ford 6.0L (stock alternator to start relay).

$37.50
red alternator cable with fusible link

47 inch 2 ga alternator wire with fuse link

 

2 ga alternator wire with fuse link for Ford 6.0L (aftermarket high-output alternator to start relay).

$42.50
red starter wire for Fords

Ford - F250/350, 70 inch,10 ga Start Relay to Starter wire

70" 10 gauge Premium wire w/ends & heat shrink.

$6

1987-2003 Cables – Individual Components

Individual cables for 1987-2003 6.9L or 7.3L if you don’t want to purchase a full kit.

Ford F250/F350 for 1987-2003 - Left Positive

Left Positive cable
2/0 gauge battery to battery
Heavy-duty 3/8 lugs, tin plated for corrosion resistance.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

$57.65

Ford F250/F350 for 1987-97 - Right Positive

Right Positive
2/0 gauge battery to starter with 4 ga lead
Select a 90-degree lug for a stock starter. Select straight if using an aftermarket high torque starter like Denso or XDP.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

Please choose from the following options.
$80.00

Ford F250/F350 - 1987-1997 - Right Positive - 3/0 Cold weather / hard start option

Right Positive
3/0 battery to starter with 4 ga lead.
Upgraded for improved Cold Weather/Hard Start performance.
Select a 90-degree lug for a stock starter. Select straight if using an aftermarket high torque starter like Denso or XDP.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.
Because of the larger wire, some minor fitting of the starter lug may be necessary.

Please choose from the following options.
$101.60

Ford F250/F350 for 1997 1/2-2003 Right Positive

Right Positive cable
2/0 gauge Battery to Starter with 4 ga lead.
Select a 90-degree lug for a stock starter. Select straight if using an aftermarket high torque starter like Denso or XDP.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

Please choose from the following options.
$82.10

Ford F250/F350 for 1997 1/2-2003 Right Positive - Cold weather option

Right Positive cable
3/0 gauge battery to starter with 4 ga lead.
Upgraded to 3/0 battery for improved Cold Weather/Hard Start performance
Select a 90-degree lug for a stock starter. Select straight if using an aftermarket high torque starter like Denso or XDP.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

 

 

Please choose from the following options.
$103.60

Ford F250/F350 for 1990-98 - Right Negative

Right Negative 2 wire.
2/0 gauge battery to engine block.
6 gauge battery to body chassis ground.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

$69.35

Ford F250/F350 for 1990-98 - Left Negative

Left Negative 2 wire
2/0 gauge battery to engine block.
6 gauge engine to frame chassis ground.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

$63.80

Ford F250/F350 for 1999-2003 Right Negative

Right Negative 3 wire
2/0 gauge battery to engine block.
2 x 6 gauge leads
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

$82.65

Ford F250/F350 for 1999-2003 Left Negative

Left Negative
2/0 gauge battery to engine block.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.

$54.95

2003-2007 Cables – Individual Components

Individual cables for 2003-2007 6.0L if you don’t want to purchase a full kit.

Ford F250/F350, 2003-2007, Right Positive

Right Positive cable
2/0 gauge SGX Battery to Starter
Select a 90-degree lug for a stock starter. Select straight if using an aftermarket high torque starter like Denso or XDP.
One Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.
Does NOT include the relay to starter wire.
Loom and cover optional; See the bottom of the page.

Please choose from the following options.
$59.62

Ford F250/F350, 2003-2007, Right Positive, 3/0 Cold weather / hard start option

Right Positive cable
3/0 SGX battery to the starter. Upgraded for improved Cold Weather/Hard Start performance.
Select a 90-degree lug for a stock starter. Select straight if using an aftermarket high torque starter like Denso or XDP.
One Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.
Does NOT include the relay to starter wire.
Loom and cover optional; See the bottom of the page.

Please choose from the following options.
$68.80

Ford F250/F350, 2003-2007, Left Positive

Left Positive cable
2/0 gauge battery to battery.
Tin plated 3/8 HD lugs for corrosion resistance.
One Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.
Loom and cover optional. See the bottom of the page.

$55.65

Ford F250/F350, 2003-2007, Right Negative

Right Negative cable
2/0 gauge battery to engine block.
6 ga battery to body ground
6 ga engine block to frame ground.

Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.
Loom and cover optional. See the bottom of the page.

$72.70

Ford F250/F350, 2003-2007, Left Negative

Left Negative cable
2/0 gauge battery to frame.
2/0 gauge frame to engine block.
Military-style battery terminal with a lock nut.
Loom and cover optional. See the bottom of the page.

$74.65

Options (if not purchasing FULL KIT)

Loom and covers are included in full kits but they are available separately if purchasing individual cable.

military terminal covers red and black

Military Ordnance/Universal Terminal Covers - per cable

Price is for one (1) cover
NOTE: Included in our FULL dual battery diesel kits.
Select color below.

$5.00
convoluted split loom black polymer 1.00 inch

Add Loom - Per cable

Wavy plastic cover that protects the wire from physical abrasion

Price is "per cable" 

$5.00

Rush Orders

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Rush Order Service - $40

Normal time-to-ship is 1-3 days. With our Rush Service, your cables will be assembled and shipped the same day or we will refund the expedite fee.  What this includes:
  • Jump to the front of the assembly queue.
  • Someone takes time from their normal job to take your package to the post office instead of waiting for the mailman to show up (usually around 9 AM the next day).
What this does NOT include:
  • Overnight or express shipping.  Items are shipped USPS priority.  Overnight UPS or Express mail gets very expensive because the wire is heavy.  Think an extra $60 for USPS Express and as much as $100 for UPS overnight.  If you need this service call the store and we can set it up for you.
Conditions:
  • We will try to ship all Rush orders on the same day. However, we won't guarantee orders placed after 1 PM Arizona time will ship the same day.
  • Sundays and USPS Holidays do not count toward time limit.
     
$40.00

Don’t see the cable you wanted here?  Custom Battery Cables be happy to build a custom cable to your specifications.  Go to the Custom Orders page for more information.

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