Removing a dead batter from a 2003 Ford Expedition
I have a ford expedition 2003 - with a dead battery to be replaced. I've remove the positive and negative posts and although I'm pulling as hard as I can... the battery won't come out. I don't see any bracing for the battery, is there something underneath that I should have unscrewed?
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First disconnect negative battery terminal.Underneath of armrest there is two screws, remove them, using small screw driver pry out armrest switch control plate and remove screw behind it, pry of the side mirror cover using wide putty knife. carefully start prying from the bottom of the door around going toward the top then lift the door panel over door lock knob. Carefully look under and disconnect all electrical connectors and remove the panel. Installation is in reverse order of removal!
You need to check the + 've voltage at the solenoid switch which is activated by the ignition key . if there is no power the ignition switch is faulty, if not the solenoid is not working and must be replaced. however if there is power and the solenoid clicks then the fault is with the starter motor. It will be best to remove and check the brush and commutator and check it externally.
That kind of noise is almost always from a dead battery. Remove the battery and take it to a Autozone parts store or other store like them and have them test it on a special battery load and cell tester they have. The test is free.
No.dont diconnect the negative or positive battery at all The alternator only produces 2 volts above battery voltage so a total of 14 volts. If you dont have a volt meter get a small screw driver be careful doing this if you can safely access the back of the alternator (without shorting anything out)in the midddle of the alternator will be magnetic. That will tell you its charging or better yet get a compass and put it at the battery positive terminal and it will swing that tell you its charging. You disconnect the negative the whole car shuts off you disconnect the positive the car stay running but produces high voltage and can damage the alternator itself