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Need to replace my batterie on my Rav4 2007 model

This does not seem like an easy task. Are there tricks to replace a battery in this vehicle

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Step1 Locate the battery easily on the driver's side just behind the headlight. Step2 Remove the cables from the battery terminals with a battery terminal puller. Take off the negative cable first. Step3 Lift the battery out of the compartment. Safely dispose of the used battery at an auto parts store, which will often take it as a trade-in, or bring it to a recycling center. Step4 Use a wire brush to clean the tray that holds the battery. Wipe it off with a damp cloth and let it dry before replacing new battery. Dispose of the rags since they're covered with acid. Step5 Clean the insides of the connector cables with a pointed wire brush. Keep your gloves on at all times to avoid getting acid on your hands and wear glasses or goggles to protect your eyes. Step6 Place the new battery on the battery tray. Attach the correct cable on each terminal and tighten securely with pliers or socket wrench.

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If I remember correctly, you need to take off the holding bolts on the top.  Disconnect the negative and positve battery cables.  The battery shoudl slide right out.

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There is a nut down at the bottom on the side that holds the clip... that holds the battery in
remove that and the cables and you can remove it easily

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Mar 09, 2009

    a secondary caution.... if your radio requires a code make sure you know what it is as you will need it to activate the radio again

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How to clean a car battery with coke


We all value our transportation. We all like to keep our vehicles looking good.
What about under the hood? The battery is a vital part of the car. Its the heart.
Replacing one is rather pricey, so why not make sure the one we have stays in good shape? You're battery is under the hood of your vehicle, having access
to water,oil,and other fluids you my put in your vehicle. The battery terminals also called posts, and the cables (if your battery has cables) can get rusty. Rust, corrosion, and any other dirty build ups that may occur. This can potentially cause problems with the battery, such as: lack of full power, loose terminal cables. The terminal cables are the cables attached to the terminal posts. So your battery should be cleaned sometimes so these issues don't occur. You can buy many different cleaning solutions at any auto shop store, but they can be pricey, and everyone likes saving money. I have a cheap trick that will save you money and may work better than those other cleaning solutions. And that cheap trick is coca COLA.


THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • A can/bottle of coca cola.
  • A small copper wire brush.
  • A damp rag
  • A pair of safety gloves
  • And a screw driver
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT
  • First locate your battery, you can choose to leave it in the vehicle, or you can take it out. If you leave it in make sure the vehicle stays off for this time. And make sure the battery is cool before you clean it.
  • Next, put on your gloves and get your brush. Start dry brushing the top of the battery which means brush the battery before using the coke. Scrub the terminals, and remove the terminal cables and scrub them too!
  • Now, open your coke and slowly pour it on the top of the battery. As you are pouring start brushing, same as before. Make sure you get the terminals and cables. Scrub till all of its gone or until you are satisfied.
  • Now take you damp rag and wipe every thing down so it don't get sticky.
  • Do not pour water on the battery!
Now you are threw you can re assemble your battery. If you took the battery out of the car you can put it back in your vehicle.

Its fast ,effective, and its so easy even girls can do it!!!

here are a few extra tips.
rc cola and Pepsi work the same
you can use coke to remove rust
and corrosion of other things like,
rusted pots and pans, other rusted car parts
and rusty tools.




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