Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Battery. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Combination Wrench Set
- Battery Load Tester
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Battery Brush
- DIY Costs: Est. $248.72 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $356.73 parts and labor
- Prop the engine hood up.
- Using digital multimeter (DMM), test the voltage in the battery. Make sure that the battery has a voltage of 12 volts. If the reading shows less than 12 volts, charge the battery.
- Once the battery is charged, you are ready to carry out a load test. This test will help you know that the battery is defective or not.
- Discard the negative battery cable from the terminal. Cover the end of the cable with a cloth or a towel.
- Now, discard the positive battery cable from the terminal.
- Take the battery out of the battery tray by removing the battery hold down or clamp. Also, mark the position of the terminal.
- Wipe off any debris or corrosive substance from the battery tray properly. Also wash the hold down.
- Position the new battery in the battery so that the terminals are in right direction. Secure the battery with hold-down or clamp.
- Thoroughly wipe off the cable connectors and battery posts with the help of a wire brush.
- Now, connect the positive battery cable to the positive terminal or post of the battery.
- Then connect the negative battery cable to the negative terminal of the battery.
- Turn the engine on and again test the reading of the voltage with DMM. It must be somewhere around 13.5-14.5 volts.