I know this is a chev. forum, but I don't know where else to go... In another thread I mentioned that the furd has not been ran for about 3 months because the battery was dead. I need the winch off of it to get the Jimmy out of the snow... I went to take the battery out, so I undid the negative side and positive side nuts, then the negative side came off the post with a bit of a twist... then I went to the Positive side and tried to twist it. I don't know why... but when ever I try to move it, it doesn't move. if I try harder the plastic around the post moves a bit...as if it were trying to bend. The nuts are off, so I don't know why the + side won't come off. I tried wrenching at the square head bolt, but only had a little bit of movement until I would hit the coresupport. I tried tilting it abit, then I had more room and it moved just a hair until the side of the post facing me started to bend where the plastic is again, what is wrong?????? I eventually just un-did the battery cable from what I think is a solenoid on the inside of the fender, so I have about 6" of battery cable attached when I charged the battery... I think my charger is messed because almost instantly it said full charge. Then after about 10 seconds, the "full charge" light goes off on the battery charger... then comes back on in about 2 seconds... and keeps doing this. I waited about 1-2 hours letting it charge and went to put it back in. [ flashback to before] When I had taken the nut and washer off of the solenoid (or whatever it is thats on the fender wall) the lock washer was stuck, so I pried on it by wiggling the bat. cable behind it. Then the washer shot somewhere in 7" of snow. So I couln't find it. [ current time now...] So I got the battery back onto the tray, bolted the positive bat. cable to the solenoid on the fender wall without the lock washer because I didn't think it was that important. Then I bolted the negative side back to the post, and slipped the 2 other cables (one for the neg., one for the pos. side) then put both nuts back onto the connectors. I go to open the door to the cab and forget I left the keys in the house. I run down to the house (hopeing the battery won't lose it's charge) and spend 10 minutes looking for them (someone moved them) then ran back up and opened the door to the cab. The light didn't come on so I thought maybe the bulb was dead. get in, turn the key and the 4x4 light turns on (tells me I am in 4x4) then I try to start it... it doesn't do anything but make this weird nuuuuuuuuu sound until I let off the key. I open the door and the light comes on... hmm... I check to make sure I didn't forget to put anything on the battery...everything there (except the lock washer i couldn't find) so I went back into the ford and tried startting it again.... nuuuuuu AGAIN so I say forget it... grab the keys, shut the hood, and come inside. WHAT the heck is wrong now? I NEED this to get running. The only thing I can think of is maybe it NEEDs the lockwasher on the solenoid???? Unless there is something else, please help me!!