Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
I've done mine last year. Focus on the mounting pad which holds the battery down at the base first. A long extension is normally needed, I use one anyway. If you can't get it unbolted and out then the battery can't be swapped. I did that in a Walmart parking lot taking the tools with me after loosening or removing the pad. having the wrenches for the battery post bolts as well. After done I take the old one back in for the core exchange $$$ back. Off I go, make sure it starts and runs with the new one. LOL or you're SOL after the swap.
There is nothing new or complex but on an older vehicle the rust may prevent or make removing the bolt in the hold down pad very difficult to remove. So I tackle that first.
If its going into a 2014, that pretty early to replace the OEM battery. My 2009 was weak would have been a problem for last winter so I changed it in late 2015. That 7 years approx. You might want to meter the voltage across the battery which should 14.2 - 14.5VDC depending on outside temp. Usually higher the colder it gets. Summer can be up to .5VDC lower maxing at 14.0VDC. Anyway just a though given that 2014 is not old.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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