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I have a 2003 Ford Ranger, and I can't seem to get the battery bolt off. Its frozen on, nothing works. We tried WD-40, and it just wont budge. Is there some other way to get this thing off?

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    Angie Johnson Feb 12, 2009

    It's not the bolt on the battery pan, its the bolt on the battery cable actually. I am going to have it taken in and hope they can fix it. Thanks for the input.

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On my 1998 Ranger, a few years back, I had the same problem. I drilled off the head of the bolt out as I recall. The plastic retainer lifted off and the battery was now able to be removed. Then I drilled downward right next to the frozen bolt on an angle into the base of the frozen bolt. I used a steel washer to back up the now elongated bolt hole in the battery pan when I put it together. Put it back together with a suitable new bolt and nut and the washer on the underside of the battery pan. Assemble it all with grease so you won't be doing this again in another 4 years.

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