How do I remove the negative terminal nut/adapter?
I recently started having issues with the battery on my Ford Escape. I could see corrosion on the negative terminal, so I took it to a local auto parts store to test the battery. Everything was “good,” so I picked up a battery cleaning kit and went home to attempt to clean it.
I was able to clean the surface corrosion, but I hit a snag removing the terminal. There is a small nut that is easy enough to remove, but there is a two-piece chunk of metal that appears to be fused together by corrosion. Does anyone have any tips on how they were able to get that off of the terminal? I’m trying to avoid taking this to a mechanic to be charged to clear corrosion.