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Replacing the car battery

Can't loosen up the bolt holding the lower bracker securing the battery in place.

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Probably rust and corrosion has frozen it in place. Put a socket, long extension, and 1/2 inch ratchet wrench on it-put a little force on it-it has to come loose.

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Spry some wd40 on it and let it soak for a while

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  • Use a wrench to loosen the bolt and nut assembly that secures the negative battery cable to the battery, then lift the cable away from the battery.
  • 2 Apply the parking brake and raise the front of the car with a jack, then lower the vehicle onto two jack stands. Place one jack stand on each side of the front of the vehicle, under the frame.
  • 3 Access the starter from underneath the passenger's side of the Falcon. The starter is between the engine and the transmission and looks like a large coffee can.
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  • 6 Position the replacement starter against the flywheel housing, then install and tighten the two flywheel-to-starter retaining bolts with a wrench.
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    Here's the procedure on how to replace/remove the starter.

    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    #6
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