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

36,255

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

36,255

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

2,105

Did you try visegrips?

775

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

Your Answer

Sunfire

Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?

CarGurus has 259 nationwide Sunfire listings starting at $2,900.

ZIP:

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    2,940
  • #2
    Joeyadams
    Reputation
    1,410
  • #3
    Warren0007
    Reputation
    1,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
783 listings starting at $800
Used Pontiac Grand Am
953 listings starting at $2,295
Used Pontiac G6
32 Great Deals out of 3,783 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Solstice
8 Great Deals out of 392 listings starting at $4,595
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
15 Great Deals out of 3,300 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang
344 Great Deals out of 41,950 listings starting at $1,488
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
9 Great Deals out of 2,446 listings starting at $2,200
Used Dodge Charger
326 Great Deals out of 36,249 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
14 Great Deals out of 1,074 listings starting at $1,590
Used Pontiac G5
397 listings starting at $2,700
Used Ford Focus
606 Great Deals out of 69,939 listings starting at $1,495
Used Pontiac Vibe
16 Great Deals out of 962 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Corolla
924 Great Deals out of 70,152 listings starting at $1,479
Used Honda Civic
600 Great Deals out of 52,217 listings starting at $999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.