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I need to jump start my Dodge Stratus 2005 but can't find the positive terminal. The vehicle booklet has a photo that does not correspond to the configuration I see.

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Most batteries have a minus or plus on the battery casing at the terminals. Also usually the positive wire is red and negative is black. If that does not work do this but be careful.

Take a piece of light wire and put one end on a steel part on the engine and just swipe the other end it easily on a battery terminal. If it sparks that is the positive DO NOT hold it on.
You can do this also if you buy a battery tester or hook up a wire with a 12 volt light on it. If you find the right one mark it.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016

  • sigvsb Dec 26, 2016

    Thanks for the tips. Dodge Stratus is a special case, because the battery is hidden behind the driver side wheel, rather than in the engine compartment. The negative and positive terminals are extended to the engine compartment but nonetheless not easy to detect. I liked your tip for using a wire to find the terminal when everything else fails. If I may return the favor: don't buy a Dodge Stratus!

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Look for a red colored rubber/plastic tube, and pull it up. It covers a metal piece that is connected to the battery positive post. Use this for the positive clamp of the jumper cables. Be sure to replace the red plastic piece when done.

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  • sigvsb Dec 26, 2016

    Thank you so much! I found it and took a picture for the next time after the polar vortex hits us again!

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SOURCE: 2005 DODGE STRATUS HOW TO REPLACE THE BATTERY

REMOVAL
The battery is accessible without removing the left front wheel and tire assembly..

Verify that the ignition switch and all accessories are OFF.
Turn the steering wheel to the full left position.
Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable remote terminal from the remote battery post.
WARNING: NEVER GET UNDER A LIFTED VEHICLE IF NOT SUPPORTED PROPERLY ON SAFETY STANDS.

Remove battery splash shield. Refer to the Body section of the service manual for the procedure.
Disconnect the heater blanket cord, if equipped.
Remove the short bolt from the battery hold down and remove the hold down (Battery Location).
Disconnect the negative and positive battery cables from the battery.
Slide the battery toward rear of vehicle and lift out of the battery tray.
Remove battery from vehicle.

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jack up the car take the wheels off the caliper which holds the pads need to come off usally 2 bolts if you are replacing the rotors you may have to hit them with a hammer to break the free if they have little clips on the rotors you can grabb the clips with pliers and take them off you do not need to replace them make sure you push the pistons on the calipers back in clean and lube the pins and the any where the rest on the knuckle do get lube on the rotors put it all back together do the same on the otherside before you start the car pump the brakes until a good pedal then you are good to go i hope this helps you

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