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Positive Battery Terminal

I found some posts on this, but none seemed to answer my specific issue. I have a severely corroded battery terminal and acquired a replacement terminal and fuse block from the dealership. The problem is the existing battery terminal on the cable seems to have the post that attaches to the fuse box weld nutted on. I can't seem to find a way to get the post/stud off the severely corroded terminal. Here's a picture of the old/new side by side.

It's a 2008 Frontier Crew Cab 4.0L V6.

These posts weren't so helpful for my specific problem:

Battery terminal box

Need to replace positive battery junction terminal....anybody got a price?

The new terminal for the cable doesn't appear to have a crimp on interface and if I could just get the stud out of the existing terminal, I'd be good to go. I thought I had cleaned the corrosion off sufficiently and the rest of the stuff came apart once it was clean enough. I really don't want to have to drill this stud out if I don't have to and I'd prefer not to have to cut the existing terminal off and recrimp a new one on, especially since the replacement part from the dealer doesn't appear to be designed for that. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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looks like you may have to cut or drill it .maybe flip over the old terminal and post a pic,try some pliers and twist gently should come off.in the future get some protectection on there
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The new terminal for the cable doesn't appear to have a crimp on interface and if I could just get the stud out of the existing terminal, I'd be good to go. I thought I had cleaned the corrosion off sufficiently and the rest of the stuff came apart once it was clean enough. I really don't want to have to drill this stud out if I don't have to and I'd prefer not to have to cut the existing terminal off and recrimp a new one on, especially since the replacement part from the dealer doesn't appear to be designed for that. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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What did you end up doing on this? I have an 08 as well and am in the same boat as you.
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I went to Autozone today and bought a pair of brass marine battery terminals for $4.99. They are made by Lynx and the item # is 01254. The wing nut and bolt can be removed. I plan to cut the 08 battery terminal off after the stud and use that stud as the mounting point to the marine terminal.



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^^^ just buy what he did and your set. Take a good look at the terminal. There is a 10mm (i belive) attaching the terminal to that fuse block piece. Unbolt and replace the piece. I got mine at a local auto parts place so you shouldnt have a hard time locatingg one. The replacement ones you can buy are 1000x better than the tinfoil factory one. On a side note, I belive the factory one become streched over time and moves quite a bit on the post itself causing it to ge all that nasty white buildup around the terminal. Once I replaced mine I have not seen this problem and its been a year plus. Hope this helps.
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Went to Advanced Auto and got one for $7.99 gold plated. After 2 months of occasionally going under the hood to move the terminal around till the truck started. lol

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I am trying to replace the positive terminal for my 2006 Nissan Frontier battery, but I cannot get the bolt off that connects the terminal to the fuse box. How did you remove the bolt?
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I cant remember there being any special way to do Mervin, but that was years ago. Just more elbow grease, but carful not to snap that fuse thingie.
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How about a little penetrating oil and let it soak for a bit of time.

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I did similar on my daughter's '98 Pathfinder positive terminal. Since the marine terminals had a 5/16 inch stud and the Nissan ring connectors had a 6mm hole, and I didn't think there was enough metal to drill, I decided instead to buy a traditional brass repair terminal, and drill and tap it for a 6.0 x 1.0mm stud, and used that.
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