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The main fuse is blown on the car replace and it should start.

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take the old one out, put the new one in. start by removing the positive terminal connector and placing it so it will not accidentally retouch the positive battery terminal while you continue. maybe tape it in place. then remove negative terminal connector. then remove any hold down strap that keeps battery in place. now remove battery. reverse steps and you are all set. to remove terminal connectors, after you loosen the nut, gently twist them back and forth to slowly slide them up the terminal. to firmly place terminal connector on the new battery terminal, use a big socket upside down on the connecter and gently, but firmly tap it into place with a small hammer,etc. gently, but firmly, then tighten bolt firmly but not with great force. good luck.

Mar 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How do i change a starter in a 2008 chevy equinox?

Not sure if any different from most cars as I haven not done it on an Equinox but 1st thing you want to do is remove the power terminal on the battery.
Most likely you will need a 14m wrench to remove the bolts that hold tge starter in place. If you can loosen the last bolt but dont remove it all the way so the starter can be lowered enough to look on the top side of it and remove the power cable and others terminals if it has any others. If multiple wires then make sure you reconect them the same way and dont cross them. You may be using a 7mm or 8mm wrench on the little nut and possibly a 12mm on the main power cable. Once all disconected remove the last bolt holding the stater and becareful not to drop it on yourself ad they are a bit heavy. Once out on the car check the new starter to make sure the replacement one you have is the same. Look at the bolt holes, diameter and length. Usually the new starter has new nuts for the terminals, use them and not the old ones. Crawl under car and reverse the same sequence. You may grunt here and there as this little units are heavy, dont over tighten the amounting bolts but mke sure they are tight. Once all done under car, reconnect battery terminal and crank your car, you may notice how smooth and quick the car starts up.... take the old starter back the parts store in the same box the new one came in and get your core fee back.
Hope this helps you.

Dec 12, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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How do I change the starter?

first unhook the battery! then unbolt the cables from the back of the starter! be sure to mark them with masking tape, or something you can use to identify what wire goes where! then unbolt the starter bolts from the starter, and remove it! reverse this to put new starter back in!

Mar 04, 2011 | 1996 Ford Explorer

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Hi, is there any special things I need to know, short cuts or tricks in a removal and replacement of my battery in a 2000 ford mustang with a V6? thanks, Sarah


1. Ensure you are using the correct spec replacement battery.

2. In many vehicles the radios and sound systems will cease to function if the battery is disconnected and require the radio code (supplied with and unique to the vehicle) to be punched in to activate the unit once power is restored.
I am not sure if the 2000 Mustang has this feature.

Make sure you have turned off all electrical functions on the car and remove the key from the ignition.

3. Batteries are dangerous as they emit explosive gasses which can ignite easily with one spark.
Do not change the battery immediately after running the car. Open the bonnet and allow air to circulate for a while before changing. Wear protective eye wear and clothing when working with the battery and remove metal objects such as rings ,watch bands, bracelets etc. as these could accidentally touch a battery terminal and cause a spark. (Be careful as I have personally seen a car battery explode when gas emissions have ignited with a spark).

4. Disconnect the cable from the negative ( - ) terminal first. Using a spanner, loosen the nut on the cable end and gently remove the cable from the battery terminal. You may need to move it around a little on the terminal before it slides up and free. Disconnect the cable from the positive (+) terminal second by loosening the nut and gently removing the cable. Move the cables out of the way and place a plastic cover wrapping over both cable ends so they do not accidentally contact an exposed battery terminal.

To eliminate risk, wrap some plastic electrical tape around the old battery's terminals before removing it. This ensures no accidental contact with metal parts of the car when moving the battery. The new battery should have a plastic protection cap over each terminal. Do not remove these until the new battery is secured and you are ready to re-connect the cables.

5. The battery clamping system will need to be released to remove the battery.

6. Check the metal cable terminals for corrosion (the presence of white ashy material). They will need to be cleaned up before connection to the new battery to ensure good contact.

7. Install the new battery on the battery platform ensuring it is firmly and properly seated and clamped with the clamping system. Ensure it is properly secured before re-connecting the cables.

8. Connect the positive cables to the positive (+) battery terminal first and then the negative (-) second. (The reverse of removal). Do not overtighten the nuts on the cables when clamping them to the battery terminals.

9. I usually run a very light and thin smear of petroleum jelly over the metal cable ends and top of the battery terminal once everything is clean and connected up. Now replace the protector cover (if fitted to your vehicle)) over the positive cable end and you are done .

10. If your car radio is coded, disconnecting the battery will clear the code on the radio so ensure you have the code available to reset the car radio after the battery is reconnected.

Dec 01, 2010 | 2000 Ford Mustang

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I need to install a starter solenoid on a 1990 ford ranger. the old one had the positive battery cable, and the fuse box cable going to the terminal closest to the battery. the cable from the starter was...

i would suggest to reconnect the wires the way the were before one the old one. if you reverse them the truck may not start because teh fuse box will only be powered when your cranking the engine . as soon as you let go of the key you loose power to the fuse box.

Sep 04, 2010 | 1990 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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1994 Toyota 4 runner: I changed battery just fine; but can't get the fastener back in place.

I would make sure the fastener fits your battery and vice versa. Make sure it is not upside down or something like that. Is the replacement battery the same size as the old one? Battery REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Refer to Section 1 for details on battery maintenance.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal, then disconnect the positive cable. Special pliers and pullers are available to remove the clamps. Be careful of the many wires and fittings on and around the positive terminal. NOTE: To avoid sparks, always disconnect the negative cable first and reconnect it last.
  2. Unscrew and remove the battery hold down clamp.
  3. Remove the battery, being careful not to spill any of the acid. NOTE: Spilled acid can be neutralized with a baking soda and water solution. If you somehow get acid into your eyes, flush it out with lots of clean water and get to a doctor as quickly as possible.
  4. Clean the battery posts thoroughly before reinstalling or when installing a new one. A light coating of petroleum jelly or battery terminal spray protectant will help fight corrosion.
  5. Clean the cable clamps using the special tools or a wire brush, both inside and out.
  6. Install the battery, and the hold down clamp. Connect the positive and then the negative cable. Do not hammer them into place. The terminals should be coated with grease to prevent corrosion. CAUTION
    Make absolutely sure that the battery is connected properly before you turn on the ignition switch. Reversed polarity can burn out an alternator in a matter of seconds.
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Jul 04, 2010 | 1993 Toyota 4Runner

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1993 chevy 1500 p/u. Alternator only placing 12.5

13.5 is what it should be at all times not 14.5 so the regulator is not functioning correctly . Reversing the probes on the volt meter will tell you the doide is bad if the reading is showing the same results as properly connected

Jun 15, 2010 | Chevrolet C1500 Cars & Trucks

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My camaro 1996 don't start, it no crank, have fuel pressure, have new battery but it seems as don't have current at all, including the headlight do not turn on

You have a connection problem. The terminals need to be completely cleaned & tightened as well as the ends of the battery cables where the ground & the main power leads terminate. It's best to remove te Neg. (-) cable first & attach last when dealing with the battery.

Double check and clean the contacts on any small wires running from the Pos (+) terminal or from the connecting spot at the starter solenoid & make sure they are not broken or burned. A 12 Volt test light should help you find why the voltage isn't getting into the electrical system.

Lastly, double check the voltage on the battery to be sure it's fully charged, test your alternator to make sure your entire system is working properly make sure the battery is connected properly, some batteries have reversed post.

good luck

Feb 14, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Camaro

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How to install starter

disconect the cable fom the negative terminal cable of the battery.---raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands ------disconnect the battery cable and the solenoid terminal connection from the starter solenoid ---- remove the starter mounting bolts (ussualy 2) and detach the starter from engine ----- installation is the reverse of removal gud luck

Oct 09, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Supra

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  • Loosen the battery negative terminal clamp.


  • Use a terminal clamp puller to remove the negative cable.


  • Loosen the battery positive terminal clamp.


  • Use a terminal clamp puller to remove the positive clamp.


  • Remove the battery hold-down hardware and any heat shields.


  • Remove the battery from the tray.


  • Install the new battery into the tray.
  • Also install the hold-down hardware.


  • Install the positive battery cable.
  • Then install the negative cable.
  • When installing a battery, be careful to observe the correct polarity. Reversing the cables destroys the diodes. Proper polarity must also be observed when connecting a booster battery, positive to positive and negative to ground.


Art courtesy of Delmar - Thomson Learning.
  • Coat the terminals with corrosion preventative spray, then check the job by starting the car.

Jan 09, 2009 | 1992 Chevrolet Lumina

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