Saturday, 24 September 2011

How to change my car battery?

i drive an '01 volvo s60.

I bought the battery and tried to replace it but then I got stuck.

As far as I know, it's not hard at all to replace a battery. unscrew the clamp on top that holds the battery down. Unplug negative side first then the positive side. Then unplug the ventilation hose that goes into my battery. Then the battery should come out. Well, the battery isn't budging. When i lift as hard as i can, the car lifts with it.

Does anyone know what I am suppose to do? I don't want to take it to volvo and pay $150 just to change a battery.How to change my car battery?Just remove the bracket of the battery and loosen the battery terminals and you can get your old battery already and replace it with a new one. Put the terminals back together and the bracket and your fine. Hope this help!
How to change my car battery?
There is a bracket on the side of the battery that has to be removed too. It is held in with a couple screws I believe but it has been a while since I changed a battery in one of those cars. It took me a little while to figure it out my first time too. The bracket is low on the battery too and does not look like it holds it there but it does. It keeps the battery locked in position by keeping it from sliding sideways. Hope I have been helpful.