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Offline russosborne

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Battery tray removal-the bolt at the bottom
« on: June 30, 2010, 10:46:12 PM »
79 with 2.3l. The exhaust pipe is hitting this bolt. Do I have to remove the exhaust first? Engine is coming out, so that will be happening anyway, but just curious. I did try prying on the exhaust a bit, but didn't have much success.
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Re: Battery tray removal-the bolt at the bottom
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 12:01:35 PM »
i had the exhaust out of my 78 bobcat when i pulled the battery box
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Re: Battery tray removal-the bolt at the bottom
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 12:31:13 PM »
I've removed it once. I had to have my brother hold the bolt still with an open end wrench from the engine side while I removed the bolt from the wheel side then jam the bolt out by pushing it around until it fell out. I don't think I put it back in because it was so hard to get out.
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Re: Battery tray removal-the bolt at the bottom
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 03:58:45 PM »
Thanks. Guess I will just wait until I pull the engine this weekend.
Going to be getting frustrated enough, no use adding to it by doing something that will be easier later.
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Re: Battery tray removal-the bolt at the bottom
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 07:06:18 PM »
I've removed it once. I had to have my brother hold the bolt still with an open end wrench from the engine side while I removed the bolt from the wheel side then jam the bolt out by pushing it around until it fell out. I don't think I put it back in because it was so hard to get out.
same here  but i did put it back in  just never tighened it up
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