First debuted in 2005, the Tucson represents Hyundai’s first steps into the small SUV market. The combination of sport utility vehicle body elements with a more economical engine helped launch Tucson as a successful automobile brand. This time we will show you how to remove and change the battery in a hyundai tucson correctly.
The engine in these vehicles is reliable and usually only requires basic maintenance, such as changing the battery periodically.
How to Remove and Change the Battery in a Hyundai Tucson
The steps you must follow to remove and replace a battery in a Hyundai Tucson are as follows:
- Pull the hood release lever, located just inside the driver’s door, near the ground, to open the hood of the hyundai tucson. Use a ratchet fitted with a metric socket set to remove the engine cover.
- Locate the battery and spray a small amount of terminal corrosion spray on the negative node of the battery. Using the wire brush, clean any corrosion residue on the nodes. Use a 19-millimeter wrench to loosen the screw from the connection to the negative node. When the terminal is loose enough, pull out the negative terminal of the battery.
- Remove the positive cable from the battery using the same method that was used to remove the negative cable. Use a crescent wrench to loosen the cable connections and clean any surface corrosion.
- Remove the old battery and set it aside. Lift the battery out of its tray and remove it completely from the motor section. Insert a new battery into the exact spot where the old battery was removed. The Hyundai Tucson uses a 24-24F 9-volt car battery. Clean the battery terminals with a wire brush.
- Align the terminals with the adjacent nodes of the battery. Connect the positive node to the positive terminal of the battery and the negative node to the negative terminal. Use a 19-millimeter box wrench to attach the connectors to the terminal posts. Spray the terminals with anti-corrosion spray, then place the motor cover firmly on top of the battery.
To properly remove and change the battery of a Hyundai Tucson the tips to follow are:
- Wear protective glasses and gloves, especially when handling batteries and aerosols.
- Take the old battery back to the auto parts store for proper recycling.
Make sure you are using the correct size battery. Using a 12-volt car battery can damage the Hyundai Tucson.
Items you will need
- Metric socket set
- corrosion spray
- Wire brush
- 19mm box end wrench