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REMOVAL

(1) Turn the ignition switch to the Off position. Be certain that all electrical accessories are turned off.

(2) Loosen the battery negative cable terminal clamp pinch-bolt hex nut.

(3) Disconnect the battery negative cable terminal clamp from the battery negative terminal post. If necessary, use a battery terminal puller to remove the terminal clamp from the battery post (Fig. 19).

Fig. 19 Remove Battery Cable Terminal Clamp - Typical Fig. 19 Remove Battery Cable Terminal Clamp - Typical

1 - BATTERY

2 - BATTERY TERMINAL PULLER

(4) Loosen the battery positive cable terminal clamp pinch-bolt hex nut.

(5) Disconnect the battery positive cable terminal clamp from the battery positive terminal post. If necessary, use a battery terminal puller to remove the terminal clamp from the battery post.

(6) Remove the battery hold downs from the battery.

Refer to Battery Hold Downs in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper battery hold down removal procedures.

WARNING: WEAR A SUITABLE PAIR OF RUBBER GLOVES (NOT THE HOUSEHOLD TYPE) WHEN REMOVING A BATTERY BY HAND. SAFETY GLASSES SHOULD ALSO BE WORN. IF THE BATTERY IS CRACKED OR LEAKING, THE ELECTROLYTE CAN BURN THE SKIN AND EYES.

(7) Remove the battery from the battery tray.

INSTALLATION

(1) Clean and inspect the battery. Refer to Battery in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper battery cleaning and inspection procedures.

(2) Position the battery onto the battery tray.

Ensure that the battery positive and negative terminal posts are correctly positioned. The battery cable terminal clamps must reach the correct battery terminal post without stretching the cables (Fig. 20).

Fig. 20 Battery Cables Fig. 20 Battery Cables

1 - POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER

2 - CLIP

3 - BATTERY

4 - TRAY

5 - NEGATIVE CABLE

6 - POSITIVE CABLE

7 - CLIP

8 - WHEELHOUSE INNER PANEL

(3) Reinstall the battery hold downs onto the battery.

Refer to Battery Hold Downs in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper battery hold down installation procedures.

CAUTION: Be certain that the battery cable terminal clamps are connected to the correct battery terminal posts. Reverse battery polarity may damage electrical components of the vehicle.

(4) Clean the battery cable terminal clamps and the battery terminal posts. Refer to Battery in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper battery cleaning and inspection procedures.

(5) Reconnect the battery positive cable terminal clamp to the battery positive terminal post. Tighten the terminal clamp pinch-bolt hex nut to 7.9 N*m (70 in. lbs.).

(6) Reconnect the battery negative cable terminal clamp to the battery negative terminal post. Tighten the terminal clamp pinch-bolt hex nut to 7.9 N*m (70 in. lbs.).

(7) Apply a thin coating of petroleum jelly or chassis grease to the exposed surfaces of the battery cable terminal clamps and the battery terminal posts.

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