No matter what condition your Jeep Cherokee is in, you will not be able to get very far with a dead battery. In order to install a new one, you first have to know how to remove the old one. All you will need is an adjustable wrench and the ability to lift about 60 pounds. With the right instruction, you can remove a Cherokee battery in about five minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Adjustable wrench
Turn off the engine. Pull the hood release latch, located next to the driver's-side seat, inside the vehicle.
Use the wrench to loosen the nuts that holding the cables to the battery's terminals. Loosen the black (negative) one first. Then loosen the right (positive) one.
Carefully lift the battery out of its place. Set it down slowly on the ground. Place both hands on the battery strap if there is one for additional support.
Tips & Warnings
- Loosen the terminal nuts by hand once they have become loosened by the wrench so that you do not lose them by mistake.
- Leaking battery acid is extremely corrosive when leaked onto your engine's equipment.
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