How do I remove this stuck nut on battery connector?

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I was trying to replace the battery today when the last step was putting on the battery connectors and the negative connector bolt had a stuck nut on the end that would not come off at all. I was wondering what would be the easiest way to get the nut off of the bolt or remove the bolt and nut and replace them?
 

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First, I would take the terminal off of the battery to work on it. I wouldn't want to crack or bust my battery by stressing it. See if you can get a pair of vise-grips on the square end then you should be able to wrench off the nut. Lastly, get a good fitting wrench and throw that adjustable wrench back in the toolbox. Just curious, why do you need it removed?
 

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I was trying to replace the battery today when the last step was putting on the battery connectors and the negative connector bolt had a stuck nut on the end that would not come off at all. I was wondering what would be the easiest way to get the nut off of the bolt or remove the bolt and nut and replace them?
It's a staked nut,odds are the bolt will break if you try to twist the nut completely off
 

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It's a staked nut,odds are the bolt will break if you try to twist the nut completely off
^^^ this
That nut/bolt holds on the IBS. Any grounds your looking to add should be done on the connection before the IBS.
 
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It's a staked nut,odds are the bolt will break if you try to twist the nut completely off
So am I good to twist it off or should I try tightening it to see if it will get back on the threads?
 
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^^^ this
That nut/bolt holds on the IBS. Any grounds your looking to add should be done on the connection before the IBS.
I don't quite understand what u mean (I'm new with battery's). Are u basically saying to take the bolt off when the connections are not hooked up?
 
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First, I would take the terminal off of the battery to work on it. I wouldn't want to crack or bust my battery by stressing it. See if you can get a pair of vise-grips on the square end then you should be able to wrench off the nut. Lastly, get a good fitting wrench and throw that adjustable wrench back in the toolbox. Just curious, why do you need it removed?
I need it removed because the nut is stuck on the end of the bolt and it wont tighten up the connection, so its loosely on the battery right now.
 

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I’d use a demel or similar and split the nut. Then replace it along with the bolt if necessary
 

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So am I good to twist it off or should I try tightening it to see if it will get back on the threads?
It should wind back down. You can get a replacement bolt at pretty well any auto parts store,if you did bugger it,to the point it won't tighten,but you'll have to break or cut the bolt to replace it
 

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I need it removed because the nut is stuck on the end of the bolt and it wont tighten up the connection, so its loosely on the battery right now.
Makes sense. Take the new battery out of your way and cut it off if you have to. Get a good hold to it and the nut may thread past the staked end. Worst case, cut it all off and replace the whole terminal.
 
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