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How to Remove the Battery From a Ford Edge

by Christian Killian

Removing the battery from your Ford Edge will allow you to test or replace the battery when it is not functioning properly. The battery is under the hood on the driver's side of the engine compartment. If you suspect your battery is malfunctioning, removing it will allow you to take it to an auto parts store or service center to load test and analyze the condition of the battery for you. Many auto parts stores offer this service free, if you bring the battery to them.

Park the vehicle on a level surface and turn off the ignition. Open and secure the hood. Locate the negative battery cable end on the negative battery terminal. Loosen the retaining bolt on the cable end with a socket and ratchet, lift the cable off the battery and away from the terminal.

Loosen the retaining bolt on the positive battery cable end with a ratchet and socket and lift the cable off the battery. Isolate the positive battery cable away from the battery.

Locate the retaining bolt on the front of the battery, near the bottom. Remove the bolt and hold-down bracket from the battery with a socket, extension and ratchet.

Lift the battery straight up and off the tray. Move the battery out of the battery compartment and set it aside in a safe place.

Warning

  • Never remove the positive cable from the battery before the negative cable has been removed. Removing the positive first can cause dangerous arcing between the battery terminal and the cable end.

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About the Author

Christian Killian has been a freelance journalist/photojournalist since 2006. After many years of working in auto parts and service positions, Killian decided to move into journalism full-time. He has been published in "1st Responder News" as well as in other trade magazines and newspapers in the last few years.

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