How to Replace the Battery in a 2006 Sebringby David Clair
The battery in the 2006 Chrysler Sebring is located behind the fender by the driver's-side tire. The procedure for replacing the battery in the Sebring is different than it is on many other vehicles. The Sebring has a maintenance-free battery that should not need to be serviced until it is time to replace it. A fully operational battery is vital for keeping the car in good working condition.
Park the Sebring in a level area. Turn the steering wheel fully to the right. Turn off the engine.
Unscrew the bolts that hold the fender shield in place in front of the driver-side tire. Remove the fender shield.
Unscrew the bolt on the negative battery terminal connector. Remove the connector from the negative terminal.
Unscrew the bolt on the positive terminal and remove the connector.
Loosen the bolt that holds the battery holding arm in place. Move the holding arm out of the way to allow full access to grasp the battery.
Lift the battery out of the compartment and set it aside.
Insert the new battery into the compartment. Make sure the terminals are positioned in the same way they were on the old battery.
Reposition the battery holding arm. Tighten the bolt that holds the arm in place.
Replace the positive battery connector to the positive terminal. Tighten the battery connector bolt.
Replace the negative battery connector and tighten the connector bolt.
Reposition the fender shield. Install the bolts that hold the fender shield in place.
Items you will need
- Philips screwdriver
- Wrench or socket set
- "2006 Sebring Owners Manual"; DaimlerChrysler; 2005
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