Removing a 2008 Yaris car battery

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Old 16 Jan 2013, 11:18 pm   #1 (permalink)
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How do you remove a 2008 Toyota Yaris car battery?

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Old 17 Jan 2013, 06:53 am   #2 (permalink)
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seriously????????????

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How do you remove a 2008 Toyota Yaris car battery?

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Old 18 Jan 2013, 02:03 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Tom" <065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_839@example.co m> wrote in message
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> How do you remove a 2008 Toyota Yaris car battery?
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I don't understand the question.

Locate the battery.
Disconnect the NEGATIVE TERMINAL.
Disconnect the POSITIVE TERMINAL.
Remove any tie-downs that might exist -- there will be tie-downs as a matter
of safety.
Lift out the battery.
Installation is the reverse of removal.

Since you had to ask, my advice is to take the car to a battery store and
let them replace it for free. I like American Battery Stores. They sell a
good product and a reasonable price.




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Old 19 Jan 2013, 12:18 pm   #4 (permalink)
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replying to Jeff Strickland , Tom wrote:
Thanks for the reply, guys. I am not mechanically inclined, but my son's
college girlfriend owns a Yaris and her battery
had died and my son could not get the battery cable connection off the
terminal. It wouldn't budge for me, either.
There was corrosion and the connection seemed like cement. I have a hurt
shoulder, am over 57, not in the best shape,
health wise, and I could not get enough leverage inside the cramped area. I
watched a video on another site and in the
video the demonstrator used water/baking soda to erase corrosion. I was
successful, too, and was able to separate the
connection and replace the battery. I really don't work on cars, and even the
simple stuff to you guys always seems to
take me a while to do. I guess my more correct question should have been "How
do you loosen a corroded battery
terminal?". I heard using Coca Cola was not the greatest idea, but the baking
soda wash allowed me to wiggle the
connection up. Thanks again for your replies. I'm ignorant of mechanical
knowledge about cars, repairs, etc.
Thanks Jeff. At least you weren't rude or sarcastic as the other guy came
across. Appreciate it.

Tom










> crwlrjeff wrote:
>
>
> "Tom" <065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_839@example.co m>
> wrote in message
> news:157ea$50f7898a$42bb6765$25730@news.flashnewsg roups.com...
> > How do you remove a 2008 Toyota Yaris car battery?
> >

>
>
> I don't understand the question.
>
> Locate the battery.
> Disconnect the NEGATIVE TERMINAL.
> Disconnect the POSITIVE TERMINAL.
> Remove any tie-downs that might exist -- there will be tie-downs as a
> matter
> of safety.
> Lift out the battery.
> Installation is the reverse of removal.
>
> Since you had to ask, my advice is to take the car to a battery store
> and
> let them replace it for free. I like American Battery Stores. They sell
> a
> good product and a reasonable price.
>
>
>
>
>



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Old 19 Jan 2013, 01:09 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Tom" <065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_839@example.co m> wrote in message
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> replying to Jeff Strickland , Tom wrote:
> Thanks for the reply, guys. I am not mechanically inclined, but my son's
> college girlfriend owns a Yaris and her battery
> had died and my son could not get the battery cable connection off the
> terminal. It wouldn't budge for me, either. There was corrosion and the
> connection seemed like cement. I have a hurt
> shoulder, am over 57, not in the best shape, health wise, and I could not
> get enough leverage inside the cramped area. I
> watched a video on another site and in the video the demonstrator used
> water/baking soda to erase corrosion. I was
> successful, too, and was able to separate the connection and replace the
> battery. I really don't work on cars, and even the
> simple stuff to you guys always seems to take me a while to do. I guess
> my more correct question should have been "How
> do you loosen a corroded battery terminal?". I heard using Coca Cola was
> not the greatest idea, but the baking
> soda wash allowed me to wiggle the connection up. Thanks again for your
> replies. I'm ignorant of mechanical
> knowledge about cars, repairs, etc. Thanks Jeff. At least you weren't
> rude or sarcastic as the other guy came
> across. Appreciate it.
>
> Tom
>
>



AutoZone has a Loaner Tool Desk, kinda like the library has books. You can
go there and borrow a battery terminal puller. Basically it is a claw-like
thingy with a screw that you turn. As you turn the screw, it presses on the
battery post and the claw pulls the cable off.

The idea of the loaner tool is that you don't need to spend 10 bucks to buy
a tool that you will never use again. You can buy the tool, then they let
you return it for full credit. There is a very wide selection of special
tools for unique jobs that many home-mechanics might perform once in a
lifetime.

Good luck.

TIP
Be sure to disconnect the negative post first, and connect it last. The
positive terminal WILL spark and do damage if you touch it to anything while
the negative terminal is still connected. If the negative is disconnected,
then the positive will not spark or do damage.




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Old 19 Jan 2013, 02:35 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On 19/01/2013 12:18 PM, Tom wrote:
I
> watched a video on another site and in the video the demonstrator used
> water/baking soda to erase corrosion. I was
> successful, too, and was able to separate the connection and replace the
> battery. I really don't work on cars, and even the
> simple stuff to you guys always seems to take me a while to do. I guess
> my more correct question should have been "How
> do you loosen a corroded battery terminal?". I heard using Coca Cola
> was not the greatest idea, but the baking
> soda wash allowed me to wiggle the connection up. Thanks again for your
> replies. I'm ignorant of mechanical
> knowledge about cars, repairs, etc. Thanks Jeff. At least you weren't
> rude or sarcastic as the other guy came
> across. Appreciate it.
>
> Tom
>
>

Have you tried CLR or something like it?



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