changing a car battery

changing a car battery

Changing A Car Battery

Procedure With the engine off, pop the hood and find the battery. Detach the negative (black) battery cable from the battery. First loosen the nut with a combination wrench. A better tool to use would be battery pliers or a battery wrench. 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 battery 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. Detach the positive (red) battery cable from the battery using the same method. Using a combination wrench or a socket and ratchet, remove the battery hold-down clamp. Take the battery out of the battery tray. Batteries are heavy, so grab from the bottom using both hands. If the battery has a handle, use that instead. 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. Clean the battery cable connectors with a wire brush. To remove heavy corrosion from the connectors, use battery-cleaning solution. Place the new battery in the battery hold-down tray and secure the battery with the hold-down clamp. Spray both terminal ends with anti-corrosion solution. Attach and tighten the positive battery cable (Red). Attach and tighten the negative battery cable (Black). Ensure that all cable connections/ hold downs are properly tightened. Check the security of your battery by trying to move it back and forth. If you can move the battery cable terminals at all, your car may not start due to a weak electrical connection.
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Changing A Car Battery

Cooley On Cars How to change your car battery It’s probably the easiest job under the hood, but in case you’ve never done it, Brian Cooley is here to show you. 3:32 / May 25, 2016 Transcript You know the sound, your batteries dead and there is no good time. The good news is though, that replacing your battery is probably the easiest real job under the hood. Aside from the battery itself, you’re gonna want some gloves. It’s kinda a nasty part to deal with. This spray protects the terminals, we’ll use that later. You’ll need a wrench to battery holder and terminals off, hopefully it’s all one size. And some of these little felt rings, these go on the new battery terminals. To help prevent corrosion and problems with starting later. Alright, step one is get the negative terminal off your old dead battery. This is actually how you Safe, a car battery you take off negative and interrupt the ground, as opposed to removing positive like you might think. When you’re done, secure that thing so it’s not flopping around. Step 2, take off the positive terminal now, the red one that has the big plus sign next to it. It shouldn’t be too hard to spot. And secure that one away from the battery, as well. Okay, stop before we go to the next step. Do not lay metal tools around this exposed positive terminal, and any other metal around the car. If you do so, you may be doing some freelance welding, and you won’t like the results. Step three, you’ve got some kind of a bracket holding your battery down. And it needs to come off. It probably uses the same size wrench that you use to take the terminals off. At least if the car maker was thoughtful and gave that some consideration. Okay. Now you’re old, dead, disgusting battery comes out. Step 4. Clean the battery terminals. The inside where the attached Next to your new battery to get a nice contact. Use a rag, maybe put some WD-40 on there and work it through. Now when you’re done, put these guys in a safe place away from the battery again. If you have a little portable vac or even a non-portable vac Get in there and get the crap out. It’s gonna be gross. Step five, put in a new battery, and of course make sure the battery goes in. The polarity is the same, that means you bought the right battery, see our video on that. That means the positive and negative are in the same place It’s in relation this way and also the side of the battery they’re on. Okay. Step six. Put your mounting bracket back on. You don’t want to forget this. I’ve seen people do it saying it’s not going anywhere. Big ole heavy battery. It’ll be fine. No, it’s going somewhere. It may be square looking, but believe me, it will move like a bowling ball within your car. Now, step seven, you want to get these little pads we talked about and those go on top of your terminals, these just help prevent corrosion that can cause your car to have a hard time starting later. You always want good transfer of current across these terminals. Okay, step eight Attach the positive terminal first. Just like it came off last the other way, it goes on first this way. Step 9, you guessed it, now it’s time for the negative terminal to go back on. At this point, your car is now re-energized, just so you know. Dome lights and things will come on, radio, don’t be scared. Okay, your final step, step 10, is to take this battery terminal protection spray and spray this all over the top of the positive and the negative. Just spray it on each terminal to cover up all the exposed metal parts and the post, you’ll want to prevent corrosion there which can cause the battery to charge poorly once you’re driving and be weak when it’s trying to start your engine. A whole bunch of good stuff comes from keeping these non corroded. And that’s it. Now the fun part, go start the car.
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Changing A Car Battery

Battery Maintenance & Replacement Services You can’t Leave Worry Behind® unless you know you have a healthy vehicle battery. A vehicle battery has a bunch of important functions, like storing energy and providing power to the starter, ignition system, fuel system and pretty much every other electrical component during start-up. Plus, it provides power to all the electronic components when your vehicle isn’t running. Regular vehicle battery maintenance or an auto battery replacement from Jiffy Lube® helps prolong your vehicle battery life, keeping all these components clicking, blinking, honking and shining even in the harshest weather. Battery Diagnostic Service Having a Jiffy Lube® technician do a Battery Diagnostic Service, especially before a big trip, is a quick, easy way to long-lasting peace of mind. It takes just minutes to inspect and test your battery and charging system components on a machine that lets you know with a high degree of confidence how much life is left in it. If it’s fine, we’ll give you the good news. If it’s not, we’ll let you know that too and recommend the right replacement battery. Battery Replacement Service If Jiffy Lube® technicians determine that your vehicle battery isn’t performing within the manufacturer’s recommendations, we’ll replace it with a new one. And to help make sure you can Leave Worry Behind®, we’ll test the new battery and starting and charging system components prior to installation and retest the vehicle battery and starting and charging components after installation. Battery Terminal Cleaning You can have a brand new battery and still have problems if your battery terminals are dirty or corroded. Jiffy Lube® technicians will clean corrosion from the terminals and cable ends, apply anti-corrosion spray, and install felt corrosion protectors to help guard against future corrosion. Battery Cable End Replacement Your battery cable ends connect your battery cables to your battery’s terminal posts. Jiffy Lube® technicians visually inspect the battery cable ends and replace as needed, based upon their condition. Please note: Not all Jiffy Lube® service centers offer Battery Maintenance & Replacement Services. Please call ahead to ensure the service is available. Find Your Jiffy Lube now
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Changing A Car Battery

Transcript You know the sound, your batteries dead and there is no good time. The good news is though, that replacing your battery is probably the easiest real job under the hood. Aside from the battery itself, you’re gonna want some gloves. It’s kinda a nasty part to deal with. This spray protects the terminals, we’ll use that later. You’ll need a wrench to battery holder and terminals off, hopefully it’s all one size. And some of these little felt rings, these go on the new battery terminals. To help prevent corrosion and problems with starting later. Alright, step one is get the negative terminal off your old dead battery. This is actually how you Safe, a car battery you take off negative and interrupt the ground, as opposed to removing positive like you might think. When you’re done, secure that thing so it’s not flopping around. Step 2, take off the positive terminal now, the red one that has the big plus sign next to it. It shouldn’t be too hard to spot. And secure that one away from the battery, as well. Okay, stop before we go to the next step. Do not lay metal tools around this exposed positive terminal, and any other metal around the car. If you do so, you may be doing some freelance welding, and you won’t like the results. Step three, you’ve got some kind of a bracket holding your battery down. And it needs to come off. It probably uses the same size wrench that you use to take the terminals off. At least if the car maker was thoughtful and gave that some consideration. Okay. Now you’re old, dead, disgusting battery comes out. Step 4. Clean the battery terminals. The inside where the attached Next to your new battery to get a nice contact. Use a rag, maybe put some WD-40 on there and work it through. Now when you’re done, put these guys in a safe place away from the battery again. If you have a little portable vac or even a non-portable vac Get in there and get the crap out. It’s gonna be gross. Step five, put in a new battery, and of course make sure the battery goes in. The polarity is the same, that means you bought the right battery, see our video on that. That means the positive and negative are in the same place It’s in relation this way and also the side of the battery they’re on. Okay. Step six. Put your mounting bracket back on. You don’t want to forget this. I’ve seen people do it saying it’s not going anywhere. Big ole heavy battery. It’ll be fine. No, it’s going somewhere. It may be square looking, but believe me, it will move like a bowling ball within your car. Now, step seven, you want to get these little pads we talked about and those go on top of your terminals, these just help prevent corrosion that can cause your car to have a hard time starting later. You always want good transfer of current across these terminals. Okay, step eight Attach the positive terminal first. Just like it came off last the other way, it goes on first this way. Step 9, you guessed it, now it’s time for the negative terminal to go back on. At this point, your car is now re-energized, just so you know. Dome lights and things will come on, radio, don’t be scared. Okay, your final step, step 10, is to take this battery terminal protection spray and spray this all over the top of the positive and the negative. Just spray it on each terminal to cover up all the exposed metal parts and the post, you’ll want to prevent corrosion there which can cause the battery to charge poorly once you’re driving and be weak when it’s trying to start your engine. A whole bunch of good stuff comes from keeping these non corroded. And that’s it. Now the fun part, go start the car.

Changing A Car Battery

Changing A Car Battery
Changing A Car Battery
Changing A Car Battery

Published on Jun 18, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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