How do you install a side mount battery?

How to Change a Car Battery

  1. Safety First.
  2. Disconnect Negative and Positive Battery Cables.
  3. Remove the Clamp and Battery.
  4. Clean the Terminals.
  5. Install the New Battery.
  6. Apply Battery Washers and Grease.
  7. Connect Positive and Negative Battery Cables.
  8. Test the Vehicle.

Which side of battery terminal connect first?

“Positive first, then negative. When disconnecting the cables from the old battery, disconnect the negative first, then the positive. Connect the new battery in the reverse order, positive then negative.”

Does AutoZone replace battery terminals?

If so, AutoZone sells replacement terminals and terminal end kits. Once you clean your terminals and/or replace them, clean the battery posts and the top of the battery, then wipe them off with a rag.

What size bolt goes in a side post battery?

The Chevy side post battery bolt size is 3/8-16 Thread.

Can I touch battery terminals?

Traditional car batteries are capable of delivering a lot of amperage in short bursts, which is the main reason that ancient lead acid technology is still in use. That’s why you can touch both terminals of a car battery without receiving a shock, although you may feel a tingle if your hands are wet.

What size bolt fits side post battery?

Can battery terminals be replaced?

If the battery terminals have minor corrosion, just remove them and clean them and the battery posts with a wire brush. But if either or both terminals don’t clamp tight or the corrosion is eating away at the metal, they should be replaced.

Why does my battery terminals keep corroding?

Corrosion happens on the battery terminals when hydrogen gas is being released from the acid in the battery. This acid mixes with other things in the air under the hood of your vehicle, causing the corrosion you can see. Some batteries are “maintenance free” which means you don’t need to check the water levels inside.

Where are the terminals on a side post battery?

A side post battery has the positive and negative terminals located on the side of the battery rather than on the top of the battery.

Where do you screw in a battery terminal?

Batteries have different types of mounting points, and in some cases, they have a threaded insert on the side, where you screw in a side-post terminal bolt. If you have one that is stripped or has issues, replace the bolt so your vehicle will charge and function correctly.

What to do if side battery terminal bolt is stripped out?

If the battery terminal bolt is stripped out and you can’t grab it with a wrench, use a pair of vice grips to clamp down on the bolt and remove it from the battery. Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University.

What should I do if my side post battery is bad?

Put on the latex gloves and safety goggles whenever working around a car battery to prevent any battery acid from contacting your skin or getting into your eyes. Raise the car hood and locate the bad side post battery. Remove the hold down assembly that holds the battery in place and set it aside for later.