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Episode 1002 - Replace Car Battery

Episode: 1002
Title: Replace Car Battery and Prevent Battery Corrosion - DIY How To - Ford Mustang - Woman Fixes Auto
Summary: Lexi shows you how to change your car's battery and how to prevent battery corrosion. If your car won't start, it could be a dead battery. Is your car making a loud clicking sound when you try starting your engine? In this video, hear what a dead car battery sounds like. Learn basic car care and maintenance.
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Hi, I’m Lexi and welcome to my garage where I do DIY car repair and other fun projects. Don’t you hate it when you go to start your car but it barely starts or won’t even start at all? The thought of getting stranded is so stressful. If you hear a rapid clicking sound when you start your car, it may be time to replace your car’s battery if you’ve had it a few years. Watch my video to hear the sound. In this episode, I’m going to change the battery in a 2002 Ford Mustang.

This is a fairly easy DIY car repair so let’s head on over to the car. To replace the battery, you’ll need a NEW car battery specific to your vehicle, wrenches, battery terminal grease for corrosion prevention, safety glasses, and gloves.

Instructions:

  1. Start by disconnecting the battery cables beginning with the negative battery cable first. Tuck the negative cable aside. Then remove the positive cable and tuck aside.
  2. Now remove the bolt and the wedge that holds the battery in place on the battery tray.
  3. Lift out the battery.
  4. Clean any dirt or leaves out the battery tray.
  5. Place the new battery on the battery tray, making sure it’s in the same direction as the old battery. Adjust battery so it sits firmly in battery tray.
  6. Put the battery tray wedge in place and tighten bolt securely.
  7. To help prevent corrosion, apply battery terminal grease to both terminals and cable ends.
  8. Attach the positive battery cable to the positive battery terminal and tighten bolt.
  9. Finally, attach the negative battery cable to the negative battery terminal and tighten bolt.
  10. Remove all tools from the battery and engine areas.
  11. Now try to start your engine. You may experience a slow start when you crank the engine for the first time with the new battery. Just hold the key in the ON position until it starts (no longer than 10 seconds). Do not floor the gas to assist with starting.

Unless there’s another issue with your car, your car should start normally after the next start. Be sure to return your old battery to the auto parts store so you can get your core fee refunded for recycling your battery.

So, that’s it. Whenever I hear my car struggling to start, I often check the battery first. Cold weather snaps or extreme summer temperatures can often cause an older battery not to start.

Well, now it’s time for a snack. I love making my tasty popcorn mix. I snack on it when I’m working on my car. You should try it. The recipe’s in my book.

I’m so glad you stopped by today. You can contact me anytime on my social media. I love hearing about your latest DIY projects and always welcome your questions and comments. I look forward to hearing from you. ‘Til next time!

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