Clean Corroded Battery

Clean Corroded Battery

  • Difficulty
    Easy

Introduction

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.

You need
  • No tools needed
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Wrench for Cable Clamp
  • Wrench to Remove Battery
  • Waterproof Grease
  • Baking Soda and Stiff Brush
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 4

Step 1

car battery

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

Step 2 4

Step 2

car battery outside

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

Step 3 4

Step 3

dremel corners

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 4

Step 4

car battery

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