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I need to remove the battery from my 2000 Montana, I have placed the fuse box to the side, but I can not get the bolt that is at the base of the battery to screw out? What am I doing wrong?

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It may be corroded in a little bit. Try some penatrating oil and let it sit for a few days, those bolts usually are pretty tight to begin with.

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