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Bolt that holds battery down will not come out.

I can turn it all day long but will not unscrew.


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  • pentacrew Jul 25, 2009

    I got it out by tilting then pulling on the battery. This snapped it off the plastic clamp. The bolt was not stripped, I thought it was too, The nut for the bolt which in set in the molded plastic tray was spinning. Someone over torqued the bolt on the last battery change. Me!!!! I removed entire tray, applied heat to the nut melting the nut back in place. Thanks for the input!


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Its stripped out, you will have to replace it, i suggest going to a local parts store and buying a tap and die set, ask them if they have anything to remove it

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • Nathan Wells
    Nathan Wells Jul 25, 2009

    i guess that would do it too! sorry for not helping out more!


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