Q: cant remove the battery

asked by on

The bolt holding the battery in is rusted on and stripped,, only enough room to fit hand down there, tried spraying with wd40 and let sit, but the bolt head is stripped almost to a circle, tried 8mm and 5/16 but they just barely grab, tried going on a bit of an angle but to no avail., the battery is my last effort to fix the "check charging system" light, and it is under fully warranty, so its free for me to get checked, just want to get this thing out! If I got a grinder that would fit down there is it safe to tear that bolt out?

My car has 210000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. cant remove the battery

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Door not closing.

Ford actually issued a recall regarding faulty door latches. I suggest calling your local Ford dealer with the VIN of your vehicle to see if it is covered. If not, a trained mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can install a...

Q: Check charging system light is coming on 2006 Ford Taurus

Hi there - your symptoms suggest that your alternator is not keeping the electrical system properly charged. Low system voltage can affect the performance of the engine directly. Poor alternator performance could be a slipping serpentine belt, failed voltage regulator...

Q: Windshield chips

Hello. If there are that many chips in the window then the previous owner obviously did a lot of highway driving. The Ford Escape sits low and tends to take a lot of debris into the windshield due to its...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...