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Car Care

Clean Corroded Battery

STEPS

4

SKILL LEVEL

Disconnect the cable clamps from the battery (negative/black first and then positive/red). Reconnect the cables to the battery securely (positive/red first and then negative/black). Any looseness in the cables can prevent your car from starting so tighten them securely.

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Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

8050 Micro

Model # 8050

Tools & Accessories

Materials

  • 1

    Baking Soda and Stiff Brush
  • 1

    Rubber Gloves
  • 1

    Wrench for Cable Clamp
  • 1

    Wrench to Remove Battery
  • 1

    Waterproof Grease

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

After loosening the cable clamps and battery holder, remove the battery from the vehicle.

STEP 2

Step 2

Begin by cleaning the entire top of the battery of dirt and oxidation using baking soda and water.

STEP 3

Step 3

While the battery is removed from the vehicle, clean the cable clamps until shiny with the 535 or 536 brass brush. Recommended speed: 15,000 rpm.

STEP 4

Step 4

Re-install the battery in the vehicle. Lightly coat the connections with grease and re-attach the clamps.

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