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1995 olds 88 positive battery cable stuck together

Had to jump the car. Went to replace the battery and couldn't get the positvie side loose. I actually broke the battery getting it apart. Now I can't get the bolt to seperate from the positive cables. Got the battery out. Got the battery insides off the positive cable. Does the bolt come apart from the positive cable or is it a part of the entire cable.

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  • crazyshaws Nov 18, 2008

    Loringh,



    I was able to cut the wires and use a splice kit for the alternator cable to the battery, then I used a short starter cable to the existing Starter cable and taped them together after removing some of the wire covering from the original starter cable. Hooked everything to the new battery and it works. Thanks Loringh for your efforts.



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Crazyshaws:

Normally the bolt that tightens the clamp that fits down over the positive post of the battery can be removed from the cable. What happens on older cars is the bolt get all fouled up and corroded. This happened recently to me on my 94 F150. What I did was to cut the bolt in the middle with a hacksaw, then went to the auto parts store and bought a new bolt & nut for the cable and installed it. They even have packages of 2 nuts and bolts right near where the batteries are sold.

Hope this helps Good luck Loringh PS Please leave a rating if appropriate Thks

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