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Battery threads are stripped.

Positive pole threads stripped and I can't fully tighten the nut. Is there a fix for this?

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Or... find a machine shop that will sell you just one helicoil thread repair insert. working in a lead connector, you can probably screw it in without even taping to size!!!

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Replace battery is the only way to fix it

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Removal:
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  • Raise vehicle on hoist.
  • Remove starter bolts.
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  • Disengage latch and remove solenoid connector from starter assembly.
  • Remove battery positive connector from starter assembly.
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Installation:
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Removal: Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove starter bolts. Removestarter assembly.

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Removal & Installation
4.8L, 5.3L And 6.0L Engines
CAUTION Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • On 4WD, front axle mounting bracket through bolt nut
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    • Engine harness ground nut and ground from the solenoid
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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