How to Remove a Battery & Hold-down Bar on a Lincoln LS

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The battery on the Lincoln LS model cars is secured inside of a battery tray. The battery is the main component that supplies the proper amount of power to the alternator. The alternator then powers the vehicle's entire electrical system and keeps the battery charged. Once the battery stops producing power, the alternator will not function and neither will the vehicle's electrical system. Inspect the battery on a regular basis for corrosion and clean it as needed to prevent the battery from dying before its time.

Things You'll Need

  • Safety glasses
  • Protective gloves
  • Adjustable wrench
  • 3/8-inch drive ratchet
  • 3/8-inch drive socket set
  • Open the hood and use the adjustable wrench to remove the battery cables from the battery posts. Position the battery cables out of the way of the battery posts.

  • Pull the plastic vent hose off the front of the battery and place it in a safe area.

  • Loosen and remove the upper battery hold-down clamp bolt with a 3/8-inch drive ratchet and a socket. Place the bolt in a safe area.

  • Loosen and remove the lower battery hold-down clamp bolt with a 3/8-inch drive ratchet and a socket. Place the bolt in a safe area.

  • Pull the battery hold-down clamp off the battery. Pull the battery hold-down wedge off the battery. Place both of these components in a safe area.

  • Grab the battery and pull it straight up out of the battery tray. To install a new battery, follow the preceding steps in reverse order.

Tips & Warnings

  • The battery hold-down clamp and wedge have to be removed before the battery can be removed from the battery tray.
  • Wear safety glasses and protective gloves when working around batteries.

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