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Cooley On Cars: How to change your car battery



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It’s probably the easiest job under the hood, but in case you’ve never done it, Brian Cooley is here to show you how to change your car battery.

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  • Barry Johnson
    January 12, 2018

    You missed several important steps. First you should use a small battery (l have one attached to a cigarette lighter plug) to keep the memory in the radio and computer from being erased. Second you should have a terminal puller tool to get the cables off. Third you should use a battery cable reamer to get the holes in the cables round and make good contact with the new battery. Fourth you should use a cable clamp spreader to open the terminals so that they can seat all the way down on the new posts. I have installed hundreds of batteries over the last 50 years and these steps will save a lot of grief.

  • Eric Mark
    January 19, 2018

    Is it okay to replace the battery when the engine is running?

  • P Schmied
    February 8, 2018

    Step one is to connect a keep alive battery to maintain your cars' computer memories. If you dont do this, you could be looking at a car that barely runs or doesn't run at all, and a tow to a dealershiup in some cases to do the reprogramming.

  • cdude100
    February 23, 2018

    You forgot by a mile the most important thing in modern cars which is you probably guest it
    MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR RADIO CODE

  • Andrew Canobra
    March 22, 2018

    should probably make sure your car isnt sparking before making a how to video….

  • Billy Jamez
    June 7, 2018

    Very easy to follow. My car didn't blow up and I thank this man

  • Raftika
    June 12, 2018

    Any battery maintenance tips videos?

  • Calle Q
    July 1, 2018

    Great video can't wait to change my battery tomorrow

  • Cynthia Holbert
    July 7, 2018

    People need to know what size wrench you are using

  • 8 year old
    July 9, 2018

    Watch and learn Ladys

  • Dominic Fong
    July 23, 2018

    Ah…battery replacement and oil change are the two greatest more satisfying job a DIY guy/gal can do.

  • wjwwillow
    July 27, 2018

    Of the ten videos I watched, this one by far, was the best!!! HANDS DOWN!!!
    Thanks for the help. Truly!!!

  • STRONG FAMILY UNIT
    August 15, 2018

    Kept it short & sweet….. thanks!

  • Instead of the felt and that spray which won’t last, put some dielectric grease on the terminals and clamps.

  • PBS #007
    December 23, 2018

    this car does not have a computer need to update ?????????????????

  • jémeute
    January 3, 2019

    Awesome, thanks! Hey next up, could you do a video on how to life? Thanks in advance

  • Johnny Tramain
    January 23, 2019

    If you disconnect your battery without using a computer memory savor in most modern cars you will lose all the computer saved pre-sets and you may have a lot of electrical and engine problems. You better do some research on your particular car or you may get a nasty surprise.

  • robalan57
    January 27, 2019

    I wouldn’t vacuum up battery acid. 🙂

  • Mark Smith
    February 3, 2019

    At 1:00 you say not to bridge positive to the chassis with tools, however with the negative terminal removed that shouldn't happen? Isn't that the whole point of disconnect negative first and connect it last so welding can't happen?

  • Longfordboy
    April 7, 2019

    This guy is GREAT !!!

  • Stank Planks Skate
    April 15, 2019

    Heers mate!

  • Eddie Arcega
    April 25, 2019

    Newer cars may have issues when changing the battery due to the fact that they have eay more electronic stuff.

  • smith spears
    June 24, 2019

    Great vid

  • Lou Armstrong
    July 29, 2019

    You have 110,000 views if just 5% have battery acid problem that's 5,500 people who could b harmed because you are making a SHORT video….All the DIY instructers do this so people will click their video so they make $…and some schmuck ends up in the ER with battery acid on his hands or face

  • h0tne0
    October 11, 2019

    Don't you need to have a portable battery hookup up so the car doesn't lose memory of radio presets?

  • Patrick Joseph
    November 16, 2019

    Purchase a rubber boot for the positive terminal — safety!!

  • Doug H. in VA
    December 9, 2019

    good video and well-presented

  • Alex Diaz
    January 11, 2020

    What a nice video to follow

  • roxxylala26
    January 21, 2020

    Well.. a first timer here changing my car's battery & of course I took off the positive terminal 1st & then the negative terminal..thank God nothing happened except the horn started sounding a lil bit. I should've watched this video 1st. 😆

  • Mustapha Dahmani
    February 5, 2020

    I've been told to open the car lights for at least 1 min before testing the battry

  • Roy
    March 15, 2020

    I helped my gf using this video and it gave us a lot of confidence!! Brian Cooley is the man

  • Ryan S
    March 16, 2020

    I knew all this already but good video for beginners really liked it well done and detailed

  • Just Tim
    April 5, 2020

    I heard if you leave the wrench across the battery terminals it helps reset all your monitors

  • E Armstrong
    April 11, 2020

    Missed a vital step. Before removing the failing battery, use a memory saver. If you don't you'll lose all settings and might have other electrical or performance issues.

  • Perry Ellis
    May 21, 2020

    Great video

  • reinlokey06 _hi
    June 10, 2020

    Thank you sir, God Bless <3

  • H Hh
    August 25, 2020

    Also, take off the month and year stickers off of the battery, so you remember when you installed it.

  • PBS #007
    October 14, 2020

    need to update this video

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