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Old 06-14-2009, 09:26 PM
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Help change my battery

I need to put a new battery in my '83 300SD. I do not see any clamps that hold down the battery, yet I can't get it to budge. What's the secret to removing the battery?
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:33 PM
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There are clamps in the front, they are small and there (should be) two of them. Each are held in place with a 10mm nut on a stud built into the battery tray. If they are gone then its probably just stuck to the tray, the battery does weigh about 50lbs....
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:34 PM
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On the front edge of the battery tray, two little metal wedges, each held by a bolt with about an 11 or 12 mm head. Sometimes rusty and hard to get out.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:11 PM
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10, 11, or 12mm, its one of those sizes.
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