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Battery cable will not come of, even after loosening. It's not my first time replacing a battery it seems to have some kind of lock. Ford Focus 2003

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Hi Paul,

I've run across those stubborn ones too. There is a tool made specifically for this problem. Came in handy at the wrecking yard.

It looks like a little gear puller, grips the connector and pushes on the terminal. Separates the two without damaging the battery.

Best regards,
Mike

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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Spray some penetrating oil on the cable and try working the cable back and forth. If that doesn't work you will have to cut the cable and replace the cable end. This can happen on a battery any time being too dirty or if the battery shorted out it will weld end onto the battery.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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