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Negative Battery Cable Bolt Lock?

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by Punjab, June 28, 2015.

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  1. Punjab

    Punjab Member

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    I'm replacing the negative battery cable on my 94 Explorer and, of course, some seemingly insignificant thing is holding me back from finishing the task.

    I easily removed the bolt holding the negative ground cable to the block but I cannot get the bolt out of the bracket that clamps around the rest of the harness.

    There is a very thin washer holding on to the bolt behind the bracket. It won't thread off the bolt and just spins with it no matter what I try to hold it with.

    This is a mediocre picture of what I'm trying to explain:
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    Does anyone have any idea how to get this washer off the bolt? I've got a nice new negative cable and really don't want to cut and splice them together.
     
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  3. Number4

    Number4 "I'm counting to 3, then I'm getting your dad." Elite Explorer

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    If it's the connector type I'm used to, I've always used a small flat head screw driver to bend it.
    Others have used a hack saw.
     
  4. Punjab

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    I suppose I might be able to get a flat head in there. It's a tight fit though.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
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    Looks like its got a Hex shape. Couldn't you try to hold that thin lock nut with a needle nose plier while you unscrew the bolt
     

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