How to Replace a Battery

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Battery . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Battery Load Tester
  • Multimeter
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Battery Brush
  • Battery

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $248.72 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $356.73 parts and labor


  • Prop the engine hood up.
  • Using digital multimeter (DMM), test the voltage in the battery. Make sure that the battery has a voltage of 12 volts. If the reading shows less than 12 volts, charge the battery.
  • Once the battery is charged, you are ready to carry out a load test. This test will help you know that the battery is defective or not.
  • Discard the negative battery cable from the terminal. Cover the end of the cable with a cloth or a towel.
  • Now, discard the positive battery cable from the terminal.
  • Take the battery out of the battery tray by removing the battery hold down or clamp. Also, mark the position of the terminal.
  • Wipe off any debris or corrosive substance from the battery tray properly. Also wash the hold down.
  • Position the new battery in the battery so that the terminals are in right direction. Secure the battery with hold-down or clamp.
  • Thoroughly wipe off the cable connectors and battery posts with the help of a wire brush.
  • Now, connect the positive battery cable to the positive terminal or post of the battery.
  • Then connect the negative battery cable to the negative terminal of the battery.
  • Turn the engine on and again test the reading of the voltage with DMM. It must be somewhere around 13.5-14.5 volts.

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