On the positive side there is only a round terminal that is covered by the red cable. The is not bolt sticking out like there is on the negative side. On the positive side the terminal is round and flush with the red rubberized portion of the connecting battery cable. Thanks JIm
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Re: How do you change the Battery in a 1992 JImmy
It appears that the battery is shot! Right? The bolt is there, but the plastic has melted over it. You will need a new end anyway, so cut the cable off close to the terminal. Out with the old battery! Frankster016
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Use a wrench to remove the negative and positive battery cables: They are clearly labeled "+" and "-." Always remove the negative cable first, as this isolates the power to the metal parts of your car. Tuck the cables away from the battery as you don't want them to accidentally touch a battery terminal when you're wiring your alternator.
Locate the alternator terminals. There are two: one marked "live," "pos" or "+" and the other marked "neg," "field" or "-."
Locate the two cables. The positive (red) cable goes to your battery via a wire loom or harness. The negative (black) cable attaches to a metal part of your car.
Check how the cables attach to the alternator terminals. Some connect using eyelets that hook over the terminal and tighten with a bolt; others connect by inserting the wire under the terminal and tightening a bolt.
Loosen the two bolts using a suitable-sized wrench or, if the cables connect using eyelets, remove the bolts.
Insert the exposed end of the negative (black) cable under the loosened bolt on the negative terminal of the alternator, then tighten the bolt. If the cable has an eyelet, hook it over the terminal and screw the bolt back in place and tighten using a wrench.
Insert the exposed end of the positive (red) cable under the loosened bolt on the positive terminal of the alternator, then tighten the bolt. If the cable has an eyelet, hook it over the terminal and screw the bolt back in place and tighten using a wrench.
Replace the positive battery cable on the positive battery terminal using a wrench. Replace the negative battery cable on the negative battery terminal.
The battery for your car is located in the trunk. There are jumper terminals located under the hood in the front of your car. There is a Red (+) terminal that is under a little black cover on the passenger side of the engine bay near the firewall. Right near that is a silver/gray bolt that is bolted to the frame of the car. This is the negative terminal.
Make sure both cars are and all accessories are off: 1) Connect the Postive cable to the dead battery 2) Connect the Positive cable to the good (BMW) terminal 3) Connect the Negative cable to the good (BMW) terminal 4) Connect the Negative cable to the dead battery 5) Start the BMW. (if you have 2 people then gently rev the engine) 6) Start the dead car. 7) Let both cars idle for a while before disconnecting any cables 8) Remove in the opposite order.
Yes, remove the rubber protection cap. You need only the properly sized wrench; if available use a box end or socket as these bolts can soften over time and the head of the bolt can get rounded off, making it harder to remove. It should come free quite easily.
Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
Fig. 5: Exploded view of the starter motor mounting-5S-FE engine shown, others similar
On 1992-96 models with cruise control, remove the battery.
Also on 1992-96 models with cruise control, remove the actuator
cover and disconnect the wiring harness. Remove the three bolts and then
lift out the cruise control actuator. Remove the bracket from beneath
the actuator and put aside.
Peel the rubber boot away and remove the nut and disconnect the
negative battery cable from the magnetic switch terminal on the starter.
Disconnect the electrical connector also located on the magnetic
Support the starter by hand and remove the two mounting bolts.
Remove the starter from the transaxle.
Place the starter motor in the transaxle and support by hand.
Install the two mounting bolts and tighten them to 29-31 ft. lbs. (39-42 Nm).
Connect the connector to the magnetic switch. Place the battery
cable on the switch terminal and install the nut. Tighten the nut and
position the rubber boot over the cable.
Using the ignition switch, "bump'' the starter over a few times and check for proper operation.
Remove the serpentine drive belt, as outlined in
of this repair guide.
Disconnect the A/C compressor upper support brace, then lay the compressor in the fan opening.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Detach the engine oil cooler lines at the flex connector.
Unfasten the retaining bolts, then remove the flywheel inspection cover.
Remove the starter motor retaining bolts, carefully lower the starter and remove the shims, if used.
Detach the starter motor wiring, then remove the starter from the vehicle.
Fig. Fig. 12: Starter motor removal and installation-1992 3.8L engine shown To install:
Attach the electrical connectors to the starter terminals.
Tighten the battery terminal nut to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm) for 1991
vehicles and to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm) for 1992 vehicles. Tighten the "S''
terminal nut to 27-35 inch lbs. (3-4 Nm).
Position the starter motor and shims, if used, to the engine and tighten the mounting bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
Install the flywheel inspection cover. Tighten the retaining bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Attach the engine oil cooler lines at the flex connector.
Carefully lower the vehicle and position the A/C compressor.
Install the A/C compressor upper support brace.
Install the serpentine drive belt, as outlined in
of this repair guide.
Install the right side cooling fan
Connect the negative battery cable.
Fore other engine and sub-models, review autozone.com (free register).
(1) Loosen screw on negative ( - ) terminal clamp, lift negative cable off terminal, and put cable end somewhere where it can't touch the battery. This stops the positive terminal from being "live" with respect to the rest of the car.
(2) Lift plastic cover from positive ( + ) terminal. Loosen screw on positive terminal clamp, while making sure your screwdriver is nowhere near the negative terminal at all times. Lift positive cable off terminal, and put cable end somewhere where it can't touch the battery.
(3) Loosen the butterfly nuts over the clamp that holds the battery to the tray. One butterfly nut will have to come off completely, the other can stay on so you don't lose the clamp down the middle of the engine. Swing the clamp off to one side.
(4) Lift the battery out of the tray, keeping it upright at all times.
To reinstall the battery, follow the above steps in reverse order.