Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Battery

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Refer to General Information & Maintenance for details on battery maintenance.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal, then the positive cable. Special pullers are available to remove the clamps.
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To avoid sparks, always disconnect the negative cable first and reconnect it last.

  1. Unscrew and remove the battery hold-down clamp.
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  3. Remove the battery, being careful not to spill any of the acid.
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Spilled acid can be neutralized with a baking soda and water solution. If you somehow get acid into your eyes, flush it out with lots of clean water and get to a doctor as quickly as possible.

  1. Clean the battery posts thoroughly before reinstalling or when installing a new one.
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  3. Clean the cable clamps using the special tools or a wire brush, both inside and out.
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To install:
  1. Install the battery, and the hold-down clamp.
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  3. Connect the positive and then the negative cable. Do not hammer them into place. The terminals should be coated with grease to prevent corrosion.
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WARNING
Make absolutely sure that the battery is connected properly before you turn on the ignition switch. Reversed polarity can burn out our alternator and regulator in a matter of seconds.

 
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