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How do I remove a seized battery hold down bolt?

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Spray it down with penetrating oil then put a socket on it and twist it back and forth continue spraying penetrating oil and working it back and forth till it comes out .let me know how it goes

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The battery hold-down is a plastic block at the base of the battery. If you look on the side of the battery opposite where the cables connect, you will see a really long bolt sticking up with an 8mm hex head. (SEE PICTURE BELOW) That is your hold-down bolt. It is designed so that when you unscrew the bolt from the battery tray, you simply lift up on the bolt and it will pull the plastic block up with it.

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