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Old 04-20-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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So i'm trying to unscrew the terminal to the battery when i notice that i've F**ked up the thread on the screw. Now i put my screwdriver in and it rotates 360 degrees without touching anything. tried using a small monkey wrench but sparks start flying at me. Advice will be greatly appreciated.
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10mm socket.
what if i dont have any socket wrenches at my disposal right now?
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start dodging sparks.
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vise grips, but don't know if they'll fit.

get the biggest phillips that will fit, lightly tap the top of the screwdriver with a hammer while turning it. unless its completely stripped, that should break it loose.
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don't use a screwdriver at all. find someone with a 10mm socket. your gonna get no where fast with a screwdriver.

after a few more sparks fly. you'll be searching for a new fuse or even worse battery instead of searching for a 10mm socket.
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ok, i'll try to get my hands on a socket. man it looks tight in there, you sure a socket gives enough space?
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if its sparking...for christ sake take the other lead off of the battery...it shouldn't be sparking.
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if its sparking...for christ sake take the other lead off of the battery...it shouldn't be sparking.
didnt wanna ruin the other screw either. but i'll give you guys a heads up tomm. what happens. its too dark to do anything right now(mosquitos suck too)
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were ya located at ill bring ya a socket and wrench lol
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i think it's sparking because his screwdriver is touching the subframe when trying to unscrew the positive side.

an extension would help. go to your local auto parts store, or even walmart, and they'll have the tools you need.
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thanks guys, i used a socket + extender + hammer = good easy results
thanks for all the help guys
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if its sparking...for christ sake take the other lead off of the battery...it shouldn't be sparking.
exactly what i was thinking, it's not rocket science!!!!!
If you need new battery hardware, hit me up, I've got a few spares around the shop
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