How do you change the car battery on a 2002 lexus es300
This is a simple procedure, but acid is involved. Wear old clothes and latex gloves and safety glasses.
The battery is visible under the hood. Disconnect the RED positive cable first, often with a 10mm wrench, gently turning the nut counter clockwise.. Hold the cable clamp with a latex gloved hand while doing so and do not twist the wrench unless the clamp is secure or you could snap a battery post. BE Cautious not to touch your wrench to any other metal during the procedure.Next remove the negative cable, same way.
Match the battery with a new one , same dimension, EXACT same terminal locations.
You will generally want a battery with a minimum of 500 CCA rating, this is Cold Cranking Amps. Installation is reverse of removal, clean clamps first with tooth brush, baking soda and water .
Be safe wash your hands and wear goggles or SAFETY GLASSES just in case. ACID will burn your skin and clothes if you tip or spill or break the battery. Dispose of the old one at your battery store. Carry in a rubber bin.
Jun 13, 2009 |
2002 Lexus ES 300