2

I was trying to change my battery but I overturned and broke the bolt that connects the rod to the frame which fixes the battery in place. Now I need someone to remove that broken bolt and give me a new bolt so that I can attach the rod.

I'm wondering if I can drive the car to a mechanic who will remove the broken bolt. Or can the battery move too much while driving and can this be dangerous? That is, should I call someone near the car instead?

enter image description here

enter image description here

8
  • 1
    That looks pretty safe. The main issue in some vehicles is that the battery can slide into an accessary pulley and grind a hole in the battery. Your AC and coolant lines are blocking that from happening. I'd recommend using a bungee cord to strap it down, and forgetting about it. (Throughout history, a bungee cord has been a popular and fairly effective tool for securing batteries.) – the_storyteller Sep 22 '20 at 3:30
  • 1
    That's an answer @the_storyteller. – GdD Sep 22 '20 at 7:38
  • @the_storyteller You mean I can just use a bungee cord and not even bother with getting the broken bolt removed and fixing the rod on top of the battery? – Utku Sep 22 '20 at 12:55
  • 3
    Fix the broken bolt and put original bracket in place is best solution, anything else is temporary until you do a proper fix. – Moab Sep 22 '20 at 14:05
  • 2
    Seen batteries bounce against bungees and short on the hood - even explode... just do it properly. – Solar Mike Sep 22 '20 at 14:15
2

That looks pretty safe.

The main issue in some vehicles is that the battery can slide into an accessary pulley and grind a hole in the battery. Your AC and coolant lines are blocking that from happening.

I'd recommend using a bungee cord to strap it down.

Ideally you should fix the bracket, but a bungee cord, when properly applied, works great. They have been an effective tool throughout history for securing batteries.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.