Introduction

When someone discovers that their car won’t start, and that they may need to replace their car battery. These simple steps will show them how to accomplish this task on a Hyundai Sonata.

Tools

Parts

Locate the Hood Latch in the car door.
  • Locate the Hood Latch in the car door.

  • Pop the hood.

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Open the hood and secure the arm.
  • Open the hood and secure the arm.

  • Not securing the lift arm could result in injury!

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  • Locate the car battery and use the ratchet to loosen the negative (-) cable.

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  • Next, use the ratchet to loosen and remove (+) the positive cable.

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  • Loosen the bolt that secures the battery in place.

  • You can use either a 12 mm wrench, or in the example we used a ratchet extension with a 12mm socket

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  • Gently remove the car battery.

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  • Insert the new car battery.

  • Do not place the new battery on the ground. Place it on a piece of cardboard or plywood, but not dirt or asphalt.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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If the bolt that secures the battery is rusted to the nut on the underside of the battery tray, the bolt will spin freely without loosening. This has the potential to be time consuming, because it is difficult to access the nut on the underside of the battery tray.

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