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Removing the battery

I am female/ 69 yrs. and need to replace the dead battery/it won't take or keep a charge long enough to crank the car to get it to the service man. I cannot get past taking the bracket off. DO I need to take the air breather off too???? then what. It's like its in concrete. help

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Called a service repairman, used my towing and labor coverage on my car insurance. I thought your web site offered a solution, not a plan. someone is always selling something aren't they? Had to replace the battery, I was just looking for an easy way, by asking the Experts. Guess no one really knew, otherwise they wouldn't be asking me how I did it!! You will have find out yourself, I can't tell you, I had to promise the serviceman :) Have a great day, hope your next questions are much easier than mine.

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