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How to Clean Battery 06-10 Ford Explorer

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How to Clean Battery 06-10 Ford Explorer

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to clean your battery on 06 Ford Explorer

  1. step 1 :Cleaning the Battery
    • Carefully pour hot water over the bulk of the corrosion
    • Clean off the remaining corrosion with a wire brush
    • Remove the negative terminal with an 8mm socket
    • Remove the positive terminal with an 8mm socket
    • Clean off the posts and terminals with a wire brush
    • Reinstall the negative and positive terminal with an 8mm socket

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Wire Brush

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Gloves

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks!

In this video, we're going to show you how to clean off a dirty battery. Sometimes you get blue corrosion build up on the terminals and around the top of the case. Always be sure to wear gloves when performing this procedure, because this battery corrosion can be acidic.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 8-12mm socket and ratchet, wire brush, and gloves.

Our battery has some light corrosion on the terminals and along the top of the case. Now there are several types of solvents or things you can mix up at home to clean these terminals and get this corrosion off here. I like to use hot water.

Can see almost instantly it's removing the bulk of the corrosion from the top of our battery. Anything that's left, we'll get with a small wire or a small nylon brush. If you really want to get a thorough clean on these terminals. Our ground comes off with a 13 millimeter; yours may also be an 8mm, because it looks like this bolt's been replaced on ours.

The OEM terminal here on the positive side uses an 8 millimeter. We'll loosen those two terminals and remove them, so we can get all the way around and clean off the posts and case of our battery. While we have the terminals off, we can get up in there with a small end of the brush as well.

Clean out the battery clamps. Ours aren't corroded too bad, but you can use this same process. Once you're done cleaning your terminals, we'll reinstall them onto the battery. Again, this is a replacement connection that we have here, so this is going to use a 13 millimeter bolt for this particular one. We'll use a 13 millimeter wrench, whereas the OEM ones and the one on our positive terminal is going to use an 8 millimeter.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Wire Brush

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket


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