Best Car Battery Replacement

Car Battery Replacement

Battery Replacement

Car Battery Replacment is something that most people will be able to do themselves. The hardest part is usually to lift it out of the car once it has been disconnected because it's weight. Keep track of your battery's life and replace it before it leaves you stranded.


Battery ReplacementWhat You Need to Know For Battery Replacment

Ensure vehicle is turned off, emergency brake set, and in park

Take care not to spill batt acid on you, your clothing, or paint

Recycle your batt at your local Pep Boys

Make sure you're connecting the wires to the correct terminal

 


Battery Replacment

Battery Replacement

  1. With the engine off, pop the hood and find the batt location. Detach the negative (black) cable from it. First loosen the nut with a combination wrench. A better tool to use would be batt pliers or  wrench.

  2. Twist and pull up on the end of the cable with your hand. If it does not come off easily you may want to purchase a terminal puller. This will help prevent damage to your battery or cables. It is not recommended to use a screwdriver as a pry-bar; this could break off your battery terminal or cause other damage.

  3. Detach the positive (red) cable the same method.

  4. Using a combination wrench or a socket and ratchet, remove the batt hold-down clamp.

  5. Take the battery out of its tray. Batteries are heavy, so grab from the bottom using both hands. If the batt has a handle, use that instead.

  6. Use either a battery cleaning solution or the baking soda and water mixture to thoroughly clean any corrosion that may be left behind on your battery tray and hold down clamp from your old battery.

  7. Battery Replacement

    Clean the battery cable connectors with a wire brush. To remove heavy corrosion from the connectors, use battery-cleaning solution.

  8. Place the new battery in the battery hold-down tray and secure the battery with the hold-down clamp.

  9. Spray both terminal ends with anti-corrosion solution.

  10. Attach and tighten the positive cable (Red).

  11. Attach and tighten the negative cable (Black).

  12. Ensure that all cable connections/ hold downs are properly tightened. Check the security of your battery replacement by trying to move it back and forth. If you can move the Battery replacement cable terminals at all, your car may not start due to a weak electrical connection.

 

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