I wanted to make sure I had the battery hooked up correctly. Does the positive cable have the grey cover on top of it? I know that my 06 sentra has a red cover covering the positvie cable. Please let me know if this is correct.
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sounds like you are on the right track. Hook the jumper cables up to the dead car first. The red cable should go to the jumper terminal as you mentioned and a good place to hook up the black cable is the bolts on the strut tower.
then with the other car running hook up the red lead to the cars positive battery cable and then the negative to a good ground. Let the two cars sit for about 5 to ten minutes to give the dead battery a chance to charge.
Once the dead car is started let it idle with the lights turned off for at least 45 minute to an hour or drive it for the same amount of time with the light on (I assume you will be driving in the dark) or if its day time drive it for 30 to 40 minutes with the lights off. This should be enough time for the alternator to charge the dead battery.
What do you need to know? Positive to positive neg to neg. ON the Grand prix it is hard to get to the terminals on the battery. Hook the positive clamp to the postive bolt covered with the red plastic cover near the battery. Neg to the metal part of the engine.
Where was it stored? If corrosion is the issue, battery cables, wiring to alternator, alternator itself, battery terminals, fuse block, anything moisture got to sit on or near for more than a week or so. Miatas hate water in my experience.
TURN OFF RADIO FIRST TO KEEP FROM LOCKING IT OUT WHEN YOU DISCONNECT NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. SOUND LIKE WEAK BATTERY OR STARTER MAKE SURE BATTERY CABLES CLEAN AND TIGHT.IF BATTERY GOOD REPLACE BATTERY CABLES.CHECK STARTER MAKE SURE STARTER SOLENOID AND STARTER OKAY.YOU CAN HAVE THEM TESTED AT AUTO PARTS STORE OR USE A REMOTE SWITCH.REMOVE STARTER FROM VECHICLE USE JUMPER CABLES.HOOK NEGATIVE GROUND CABLE TO BATTERY NEGATIVE THEN GROUND STARTER BODY WITH NEGATIVE BATTERY JUMPER CABLES HOOK POSITIVE JUMPER CABLE TO BATTERY POSITIVE AND STARTER POSITIVE TERMINAL.THEN HOOK REMOTE SWITCH TO STARTER STARTER SWITCH AND OTHER REMOTE WIRE TO STARTER POSITIVE TERMINAL.PRESS REMOTE STARTER WILL SPIN IF GOOD.MAKE SURE INJECTION PUMP STATIC AND DYNAMIC IS TIMING CORRECT BEFORE STARTING TRUCK.
BatteryRemoval & InstallationTo Remove: CAUTION Make sure to connect the correct battery cables to the correct battery terminals. Reversing the battery's polarity may result in extensive damage to electrical components.
Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
Turn off all lighting and accessories.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The negative battery cable first, and then the positive cable
The hardware securing the battery to the tray
The battery cover, if so equipped
The battery from the tray
Position the battery on the tray and install the cover if equipped.
Clean the battery terminals and cable ends with a wire brush.
Install or connect the following:
The battery hold down bracket and fasteners
NOTE: Do not make the fastener so tight as to damage the battery.
Positive battery cable fist and then the negative cable
HI, you will find the battery under a panel behind the seats. changing it is done like any other vech. remove the negative cable first then the positive, remove the hold down and carefully lift it out.
Simply replacing the battery can NOT cause the problem you describe. I suggest you check the battery cables (polarity) to be sure the battery is installed correctly... then check the battery cables to ensure they are properly connected and no damage is evident (negative - to negative - and positive + to positive +). Replace cables as needed.
first you will want to look at the battery, discover which terminal represents the positive side of the battery by looking for the fairly large + (plus sign), it should be close to the terminal where the cable attaches. Trace that very wire from where it hooks up to the battery or the starter relay down to the starter. Pay close attention to where the cable might bolt or is fastened, make sure the connections are tight. After you have visualized the (+) positive battery cable now go back and look at the connections and assess what tools it will take to remove the cable. Once you remove the cable you can measure the length of it and go to your neighborhood parts store and get a replacement that is the same length and has the correct ends on both ends.Install by reversing the technique it took you to take it off. Good Luck!
Also, to add to some mild confusion, the terminals under the hood on the charger are just there for a jump, thus there is only a positive terminal. The battery is actually stored in the trunk next to the spare.