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battery terminal corission

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08-31-04, 09:39 AM   #1  
battery terminal corission

Does anyone out there have a quick tip on how to remove corrosion from car battery terminals? I need to chaange the battery and can't seem to get the corroded terminal removed (nut/bolt not moving). I'v heard that spraying Wd-40 or dousing it with Coke does the trick??

thannks to add in advance for responding...

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08-31-04, 09:45 AM   #2  
Hot water, plain and simple.

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08-31-04, 10:25 AM   #3  
Baking soda will neutralize the acid. Work it around the terminal with an old , damp, toothbrush. Then the hot water treatment. You may still need a battery terminal puller and need to cut out the old bolt and replace it.

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09-02-04, 01:42 PM   #4  
I have used Coke, it works!

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