battery terminal corission


Old 08-31-04, 09:39 AM
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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??

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Old 08-31-04, 09:45 AM
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Hot water, plain and simple.
Old 08-31-04, 10:25 AM
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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.
Old 09-02-04, 01:42 PM
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I have used Coke, it works!

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