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02-16-2013 12:36 AM
Deftmetal Thats how to get the terminals free of the clamps. I'm not sure how maneuver the battery out of the battery tray
02-16-2013 12:30 AM
FamousMassacre
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Originally Posted by Deftmetal View Post
The nut is off, that means its loose. It is simply stuck. Sorry about all the extra information.

clamps that work like this one does go on easy but don't come loose very easy. Tap on the stud gently to make it go down towards the battery. That will allow clamp to spread more easily
Oh I completely understand you now.

Unscrew the negative and then unscrew the nut on the positive and tap it/ pull it up?
02-16-2013 12:23 AM
Deftmetal The nut is off, that means its loose. It is simply stuck. Sorry about all the extra information.

clamps that work like this one does go on easy but don't come loose very easy. Tap on the stud gently to make it go down towards the battery. That will allow clamp to spread more easily
02-16-2013 12:14 AM
FamousMassacre
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I typed that before I took the picture. I thought it was like the gm version. It might be fine to attach there on this style. With this kind of clamp where the nut is 90 to the clamping direction the part of the fastener that re directs the force gets jammed, if you tap the stud the nut came off of down lightly it should loosen the clamp. Rotating it might help as well. As the picture sits there is nothing actively holding it on besides deformation of terminal or clamp
OH So you're saying to disconnect the positive that I have to unclamp it at the 90 section?

Could you give a simpler explanation of how to take it off? lol sorry

Thanks though!
02-16-2013 12:07 AM
Deftmetal I typed that before I took the picture. I thought it was like the gm version. It might be fine to attach there on this style. With this kind of clamp where the nut is 90 to the clamping direction the part of the fastener that re directs the force gets jammed, if you tap the stud the nut came off of down lightly it should loosen the clamp. Rotating it might help as well. As the picture sits there is nothing actively holding it on besides deformation of terminal or clamp
02-15-2013 11:55 PM
FamousMassacre
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The nut gets loosened that faces up on the positive terminal. I see youve removed it in the picture. This style of clamp gets stuck on. The nut doesn't have to be removed just loosened. It's a 10mm bolt I think. This nut I'm talking about can not be used to make connections you would be better to just attach here


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Or get new terminal clamp
So you're saying to connect my wire terminals here?:



I've had it where it is in the picture and it's been fine.
02-15-2013 11:50 PM
FamousMassacre
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Didn't I just say it should unbolt or unscrew? If you're looking at the car it should tell you exactly how that attachment works. I don't have access to a service manual, but it should not require one to disconnect the positive terminal which is right in front of you. the only tricky one is the negative which is under the cowl.
...really?

You just said I could disconnect from the ground on the right side of the car(facing the front).

I've never disconnected a battery like this and I have no idea what to do.
02-15-2013 11:49 PM
Deftmetal The nut gets loosened that faces up on the positive terminal. I see youve removed it in the picture. This style of clamp gets stuck on. The nut doesn't have to be removed just loosened. It's a 10mm bolt I think. This nut I'm talking about can not be used to make connections you would be better to just attach here


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Or get new terminal clamp
02-15-2013 11:39 PM
suss6052
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No, I'm working with wires connected directly to the battery for a sound system.

How do you unhook the positive?
Didn't I just say it should unbolt or unscrew? If you're looking at the car it should tell you exactly how that attachment works. I don't have access to a service manual, but it should not require one to disconnect the positive terminal which is right in front of you. the only tricky one is the negative which is under the cowl.
02-15-2013 11:34 PM
FamousMassacre
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It should just unbolt, however I'm not 100% sure on which size bolt/ nut it is, as I haven't had to remove the battery connections yet. If all you want to do is reset the computer removing the ground cable should be sufficient for this afaik.
No, I'm working with wires connected directly to the battery for a sound system.

How do you unhook the positive?
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