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97 Ranger Battery tray removal

jjarman

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Has anyone figured out how to remove the battery tray/assembly from a 97? I have drilled out 4 spot welds on the inner fender, and all spot welds on the core support.. hoping it would all come out as one piece. But it seems I missed something somewhere, like a hidden spot weld or bolt, or something. Any ideas?
 


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All of the ones on the outer inner fender
 

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Hmm, maybe I didn't get all of the weld out then. There was 4 for sure, but I'll double check that I didn't leave a little behind. Thanks!
 

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I find it helps if you very lightly sand the area. Usually the little divots that appear will be spot welds.
 

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Ahhhh....jul of 21


My follow up would have been hammer and chisel if needed.

Things don't always just fall off. A flat bar and some tapping are often required.
 

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