Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

Battery

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Loosen the battery cable clamping nuts, negative (ground) cable first. Spread the battery cable terminals (or use a cable terminal puller). Remove the negative cable and then the positive cable.
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  3. Remove the battery holddown frame nuts and the frame.
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  5. Put on work gloves or use a battery carrier and lift the battery from the engine compartment. Be careful not to tip the battery and spill acid on yourself or the car during removal. Automotive batteries contain a sulfuric acid electrolyte which is harmful to skin, clothing and paint finishes.
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  7. To install the battery: carefully fit the battery into the engine compartment holder. Install the holddown frame and tighten the retaining nuts.
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  9. Install the positive cable first, then the negative cable. Lightly coat the battery cables with petroleum jelly.
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