REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
- Disconnect the negative, the the positive battery cables.
A mixture of baking soda and water will neutralize any battery acid corroded around the terminals.
- Clean the battery terminals using an acid neutralizing solution and terminal cleaning brush.
- Remove the hold-down screws/spacer retaining bolt, then remove the hold-down spacer from the battery tray.
- Lift the battery from the vehicle. Using a suitable battery carrier may make the job of lifting the battery from the engine compartment easier.
- Clean the cable terminals and battery 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 scraper.
- Place the battery in the tray with the positive and negative terminals in the same position as the previous battery. Tighten the retaining bolts/screws to 36-48 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm), but be careful not to overtighten the retainers.
When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driving symptoms may occur while the PCM relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.
- Secure the positive, then the negative battery cables, being sure not to over tighten the cables. Apply petroleum jelly to the terminals. This will prevent buildup of oxidized acid on the terminals and the cable ends.
- If not already done, install and tighten the nuts of the battery box.