2007 Jeep Compass

Removal & Installation

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Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009


CAUTION
To protect eyes from battery acid, a suitable pair of industrial grade safety glasses should be worn when removing or servicing a battery.


CAUTION
To protect the hands from battery acid, a suitable pair of industrial grade heavy duty rubber gloves should be worn when removing or servicing a battery.


CAUTION
Remove metallic jewelry to avoid injury by accidental arcing of the battery current.


NOTE
Note the location of the positive and negative cables prior to service of the battery or related components.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Rotate the 2 retaining clips (3) and remove the air cleaner fresh air duct (2).

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    Fig. View of air cleaner removal

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  5. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable, then the positive cable.
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  7. Loosen the bolt and retainer that holds the battery down to the tray.
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  9. Lift the battery out of the battery tray and remove from the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the thermal guard (if equipped) from the battery.
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To install:


NOTE
When replacing the battery, the thermal guard MUST be transferred to the new battery (if equipped).

  1. Install the battery in the vehicle making sure that the thermal guard (if equipped) is present and the battery is properly positioned on the battery tray (3).
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  3. Install the battery hold down retainer (2) and bolt (1) making sure that it is properly positioned on the battery. Tighten the hold down bolt to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).

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    Fig. View of vehicle battery

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  5. Connect the battery positive cable, then the negative cable.
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  7. Tighten the cable clamp nuts to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  9. Install the air cleaner fresh air duct (2) and secure it in place by rotating the 2 retaining clips (3).
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  11. Verify proper vehicle operation.
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