Loosening negative battery connection to change batter

Asked by Oct 31, 2012 at 01:55 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am trying to find a way to loosen the negative battery connection on my sunfire. I tried greaser, the mastercraft loosener for bolts with no more edges. I finally brought out the plyers and tried that but absolutely nothing is working. I'm about to take it to a mechanic just curious on if there is anything else I can do before I do so.  

5 Answers

If all else fails cut the cable, right on the very end by the clamp, leaving as much cable as possible left, and buy a new terminal for the cable, making sure there is enough cable to reach after doing so

35,665

Carefully cut the rubber around the bolt slide the rubber back then use a pipe wrench with good teeth to grab the shoulder.

35,665

Then replace the bolt of course and from now on use the proper metric wrenches on it.

2,085

Did you try visegrips?

735

yeah what john said.. 8mm should work just fine next time you need to do this..

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