REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Disconnect the negative battery cable, and then the positive battery cable.
- Remove the battery hold-down bracket retaining bolt, then remove the hold-down bracket.
Before removing the battery from the vehicle, make sure to note the position of the positive and negative terminals.
- Carefully lift the battery from its mounting and remove it from the vehicle.
- Clean the cable terminals and the hold-down clamp with a wire brush. Replace all cables or parts that are worn or frayed. Clean the battery tray with a wire brush and a suitable scraping tool.
- Place the battery in the battery tray with the positive and negative terminals in the same position as prior to removal.
- Assemble and tighten the hold-down hardware so the battery is secure. Do NOT overtighten.
When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driving symptoms may occur while the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The car may have to be driven 10 or more miles to relearn this strategy.
- Secure cables to the proper terminals, securing the positive cable first, but do NOT overtighten. Apply petroleum jelly to the battery terminals.
See Figure 4
- Remove the battery from the vehicle, as explained previously in this section.
- Remove the retaining bolts, screws and washers from the battery tray, then remove the tray from the vehicle.
- Position the battery tray to the front fender apron in the engine compartment.
- Install the retaining bolts, screws and washers, then tighten each to 6-8 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
- Install the battery in the engine compartment as previously outlined in this section, then tighten the hold-down spacer bolt to 6-8 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).