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Heeeeeeelp!! :help:

Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:00 am

:help: So, I'm trying to undo a corroded nut on the positive battery terminal of a car that's been sitting all summer. The replacement battery and terminal are on standby until I can get the nut undone. What I've tried so far:
a) cleaning up the terminal with baking soda and water, then tapping with a hammer to loosen it before trying to undo it
b) pouring hot water over it and tapping it with a hammer before trying to undo it
c) spraying it with loads of WD-40, tapping it with a hammer and trying to undo it

My tools aren't quite right for the job, so I'm going to Ace to buy something a bit more effective than a shifting wrench BUT - is there anything else I can do? Any suggestions? Anybody? :becky:

Thanks :thumb:

PS I tried to put up a picture of the offending nut, but for some reason the images aren't valid. Anyhoo - hopefully you get the picture ;)
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Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:24 pm

could you sen the pic via whats ups so may i can help you or video
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Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:28 pm

Ok Mohanned - will do :)
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Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:14 pm

Thanks for the brake oil tip Mohannad. :thumb: I couldn't get it to work straightaway, but I put brake fluid on and I'm leaving it overnight to soak in - hopefully it comes undone in the morning. If not, it's back to Ace for a hacksaw... and if that doesn't work... workshop!!

Bolt cutters didn't work either... didn't open far enough... I think they were really wire cutters!!

Lesson from all of this? A half hour job never takes half an hour! :becky:
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:02 am

Hey Jenniah,, Attachment problem is fixed, Sorry for that :)

as you all know I moved our website to the new server so there will be some issues here and there, in case any of you face any issue please send me or Saleh a message (better to send it to Saleh because I don't login to the site a lot) and he will inform me.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:09 am

AyoobAli wrote:Hey Jenniah,, Attachment problem is fixed, Sorry for that :)

as you all know I moved our website to the new server so there will be some issues here and there, in case any of you face any issue please send me or Saleh a message (better to send it to Saleh because I don't login to the site a lot) and he will inform me.
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:06 am

try coke hehehe, no just slow try with thin head screw driver and elbow greae with a touch of grease.
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:55 am

Hi Jen,

also, if you do go to ACE you should grab a tin of battery terminal cleaner and some lithium grease. The battery terminal may have some corrosion which you may not be able to see so the cleaner should free that up. You should then put the lithium grease (or vaseline) on the teminal post and clamp. This will help slow down any further corrosion and will also lubricate the post and clamp to avoid future stuicky situations. :)
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:31 pm

AyoobAli wrote:Hey Jenniah,, Attachment problem is fixed, Sorry for that :)

as you all know I moved our website to the new server so there will be some issues here and there, in case any of you face any issue please send me or Saleh a message (better to send it to Saleh because I don't login to the site a lot) and he will inform me.
No worries Ayoob :thumb:
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:33 pm

ScaVenger wrote:try coke hehehe, no just slow try with thin head screw driver and elbow greae with a touch of grease.
I tried pepsi... ;) Will try the screwdriver as well! Thanks :)
tintin wrote:Hi Jen,

also, if you do go to ACE you should grab a tin of battery terminal cleaner and some lithium grease. The battery terminal may have some corrosion which you may not be able to see so the cleaner should free that up. You should then put the lithium grease (or vaseline) on the teminal post and clamp. This will help slow down any further corrosion and will also lubricate the post and clamp to avoid future stuicky situations. :)
battery terminal cleaner and lithium grease - got it! Thanks :)
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