Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: battery bolts

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    british columbia
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default battery bolts

    what is the best way to remove the battery bolts from the battery cables
    on a side mount battery as the head of the bolts are stripped and i really don't want to change both cable as they are tough to get at. the cables are in great shape, just the bolts are hooped.

  2. #2
    battery bolts TedC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Amherst, NY
    Posts
    719
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Can you get a vise grips on the end? You can buy just the replacement bolts, so if you can get the old ones off you should be all set. I use a small tool that is designed just for these battery bolts. It prevents messing up the ends.

  3. #3
    battery bolts Red Vette's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    833
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    I replaced the bolts on my cables by removing them with pliers. Pretty easy to do, and replacements are available at most auto parts stores.
    Barrett

  4. #4
    Member MusclecarJohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    So.Cal
    Posts
    144
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    I just grab the cable with both hands and push the bolts out with my thumb,
    probably not the best way, but works for me
    1992 Auto. Arctic White coupe stock

  5. #5
    Member So Bay Vetter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    El Segundo, CA
    Posts
    372
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MusclecarJohn View Post
    I just grab the cable with both hands and push the bolts out with my thumb,
    probably not the best way, but works for me
    Yep! good pair of mechanic"s gloves for grip and they pop right out!

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    british columbia
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default battery bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by anniegreensprings View Post
    what is the best way to remove the battery bolts from the battery cables
    on a side mount battery as the head of the bolts are stripped and i really don't want to change both cable as they are tough to get at. the cables are in great shape, just the bolts are hooped.

    thanks to all that responded to my question about the battery bolts
    i use a mini puller to remove wiperblade arms and they pushed right out.

Similar Threads

  1. weird electrical thing going on
    By osuvette in forum C5 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-01-06, 08:57 AM
  2. WTB early C5
    By 76Eldo in forum C5 Corvettes For Sale
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-12-06, 01:19 PM
  3. Battery acid clean up
    By Likecars in forum C5 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-09-05, 06:55 PM
  4. Winter Project....tending to your battery
    By C3RVETTE in forum General Automotive Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-13-04, 06:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •