How To Remove Car Battery
Knowing how to remove a car battery is essential if you plan on doing any work on the battery or installing a new battery yourself. Of course, it may seem simple to do this, but this is a very dangerous procedure that many people perform incorrectly all the time. To remove a car battery in the safest manner, follow this guide and take extreme precaution.
To remove a car battery, you will need:
- An adjustable wrench
- Turn the engine off. Any time that you do work underneath the hood of your car, make sure the engine is turned off unless advised otherwise by credible sources. Leaving the engine on while performing work can be fatal in some cases, so get in the habit of turning the engine off any time you plan to look under the hood.
- Remove the cables from the terminals. Using your adjustable wrench, loosen the nuts and bolts on the wires connected to the terminals on your car battery. Always start with the negative terminal first. It will be marked with ether a minus sign or the abbreviation, “NEG.” Once you’ve removed this cable, remove the positive cable in the same fashion.
- Unfasten the car battery. Most of the time, there is some sort of harnessing system used by the car to keep the battery in place. Be sure to loosen and un-harness it before trying to pull the car battery out.
- Remove the car battery. Once the cables and harnessing system have been removed, the battery will be free to be removed. Pull it out, and you will have removed your car battery!