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I went to Walmart to replace the battery in my 2004 Hyndai Elantra and they said that I had to go to the dealer for replacement since the battery has a bolt running through it. He said that they could not replace it for me. Have you ever heard of such a thing and can I possibly modify the battery or do it myself?

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Thats fuuny about having to go to the dealer. ive heard some crazy things come out of wal-mart. i cant give detail about how to replace it with out seeing it but take it to another auto repair shop and im sure it can be done. youe should just have the two terminals and a hold down bolt to take off. maybe a cover of some sort. write back if you have anymore questions.

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I have a 2005 Elantra and was told at Walmart that they didn't have a battery that would fit. I went to o'reillys and they listeded two batteries... the same size WAlmart stocked and a smaller model with more amps. I bought the smaller one, and when installing it, I noticed that thre was plenty of room for either battery.

However, my battery did not have a"bolt" through it....

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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