SIDE POST BATTERY?????

Placed new side post battery in 2001 cavalier, terminal bolts keep working themselves loose. Question is would lock-tight make difference OR interfere with contact?
Ron
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take the bolt outa the terminal, go to Ace Hardware and get an 'internal star washer' to fit
I think the bolt is 10 mm, so a 3/8 should fit
washer goes over bolt, then bolt into terminal

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. . ==== ==== snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (RonWade) cry'd out in frustration:
Placed new side post battery in 2001 cavalier, terminal bolts keep working themselves loose.
Question is
would lock-tight make difference OR interfere with contact?
Ron ======= =======
interfere with contact.
~:~ MarshMonster ~wonders when the test results will be in..... and if there's going to be anymore multiple choice questions.........~ ===== =====
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On Oct 25, 2004, 8:40pm snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (RonWade) wrote:
Placed new side post battery in 2001 cavalier, terminal bolts keep working themselves loose. Question is would lock-tight
(A) make difference OR (B) interfere with contact? Ron
/////////////////////////////////// Ron, why don't you come right on out and ask if there's a fix for the threads you stripped out in the battery? We won't laugh. much. And you're likely to get a good suggestion.
The answer to your question is..... locktite would make a difference and would interfere with contact.
scrib
~in an emergency,boogers make an exellent adhesive when allowed to dry thoroughly~
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Do the cables have contact ridges/teeth where they meet the battery posts? If not, I'd put new cables on.
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Ron, the main contact is made from 2 round, flat surfaces touching and the bolts being loc-tited should not make any difference. Removal will be difficult, though. TranSurgeon's idea sounds very good and easy.

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