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Battery removal. What secures the battery to the bracket on the car frame?

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There should be a bolt on the side of the battery at the bottom.....most fords use a bolt that requires an 8mm socket to remove it
hope this helps....Good Luck!

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Follow this procedure exactly
  • 1

    Place the Z4 in park and turn the engine off. Allow it to cool for a half hour.

  • 2

    Open the trunk. Pull up the removable carpet and flooring. You will now have access to the battery, on the right side seated in a bracket.

    3


  • Remove the bracket with a screwdriver. There are a total of three screws, two on the bracket and one securing it.

  • 4

    Remove the positive cable from the battery using a socket. Place the cable to the side. Remove the negative cable in the same manner. Pull the wall out.

  • 5

    Lift the battery out of the vehicle. Batteries can weigh up to 70 pounds, so get some help.

  • 6

    Place the replacement into the bracket. Replace the three screws to secure the bracket to the battery. Connect the positive battery cable and tighten it. Repeat the same process for the negative



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    3. Raise and support the vehicle.

    4. Remove the radiator air baffle.

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    6. Remove the starter motor bolts.

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    1. Install the starter motor.


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    2. Remove the glove box.
    3. Remove the glove box frame (lower support) Fig. 2: Remove the glove box and frame 86806004.gif

    4. If not equipped with air conditioning:
      1. Remove the three screws and remove the heater duct.
      2. Remove the blower mounting nuts. Unplug the wiring from the blower motor, resistor and recirculation control motor, then remove the blower assembly.
    5. If equipped with air conditioning:
      1. Lift the carpet in the passenger compartment. Remove the side cover (kick panel).
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    3. Remove the grille from the front of the vehicle.
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    4. Detach the wire harness from the transmission oil cooler line bracket.
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    2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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    6. Remove the alternator pivot nut and bolt, located below the alternator.
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    1. Install the alternator into position on the vehicle's engine.
    2. Install, but do not tighten, the alternator pivot nut and bolt.
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    4. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
    5. Plug in the push-in field wire connector onto the back of the alternator.
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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
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    2. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
    3. Remove the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
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    2. While holding the alternator, remove the B+ nut and wire from behind the alternator.
    3. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
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    1. Hold the alternator in position near the mounting bracket, then connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
    2. Plug in the push-in field wire connector onto the back of the alternator.
    3. Place the alternator into position on the mounting bracket, then install the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
    4. Install the bolt securing the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket. Tighten the upper and lower alternator bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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    6. Install the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
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    2. Remove the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
    3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
    4. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator mounting bracket to the engine air intake plenum.
    1. Remove the bolts securing the outside of the alternator mounting bracket to the alternator mounting plate.
    2. Remove the bolt securing the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
    3. Remove the alternator mounting bracket from the vehicle.
    4. Rotate the alternator toward the dash panel.
    5. Unplug the push-in field wire connector from behind the alternator.
    6. Remove the B+ nut and wire from behind the alternator.
    1. Remove the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
    2. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
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    1. Install the alternator into position on the vehicle's engine.
    2. Install the bolt securing the bottom of the alternator to the lower pivot bracket.
    3. Connect the B+ wire and tighten the retaining nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
    4. Plug in the push-in field wire connector onto the back of the alternator.
    5. Rotate the alternator forward away from the dash panel.
    6. Install the alternator mounting bracket in position on the vehicle.
    7. Install the bolt to secure the top of the alternator to the mounting bracket.
    8. Install the bolts to secure the outside of the alternator mounting bracket to the alternator mounting plate.
    9. Install the bolt to secure the top of the alternator mounting bracket to the engine air intake plenum.
    10. Tighten all of the alternator mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    11. Install the accessory drive belt. Be sure the drive belt is correctly routed on the engine and correctly seated on all of the pulleys.
    12. Install the windshield wiper/motor module assembly.
    13. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
    14. Verify the charging rate of the alternator.

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    2. Disconnect electrical connectors at transaxle, then remove wiring harness retainer to transaxle shift cable bracket.
    3. Remove shift cable bracket and heat shield assembly, then wire cable/bracket assembly to body.
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    5. Remove battery ground cable from grounding stud, then remove stud.
    6. Install suitable engine/transaxle support assembly, then raise and support vehicle.
    7. Remove both front wheels, then the frame retainers for front engine wiring and power steering cooler lines.
    8. Remove both tie rod ends from steering knuckles, then the steering gear heat shield.
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    11. Disconnect lower ball joints from steering knuckles, then remove flywheel covers from engine and transaxle.
    12. Remove torque converter to flywheel, then the transaxle fluid pan.
    13. Disconnect transaxle cooler lines at transaxle and bracket.
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