The battery is the most crucial component in your car. It provides power for all of the electrical features that are used on a day-to-day basis, and it also starts your engine when you turn the key. If the battery starts to lose its ability to hold a charge, then it will need to be replaced with another one as soon as possible before you find yourself stranded somewhere without any way of starting your car. The following article will give instructions on how to locate and replace the battery in a 2014 Dodge Avenger!
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How to locate the battery in a 2014 Dodge Avenger?
If there comes a time when you need to jump-start your car or change its battery, it is ideal that you know where the battery is located so that you can access it easily. The location of the battery in a 2014 Dodge Avenger is not placed where most batteries are located. In this Dodge Avenger model, you can find the battery behind the fender on the driver's side of the car.
You will need to take out the wheel from the driver's front side to get a better view of the battery. Be sure that the car is jacked up to make it easier for you to work on it. The plastic fender is held by hex-head fasteners and plastic pushpins to keep it in place. You will need a 9/32 inch socket to remove the hex-head fasteners and a flat blade screwdriver to pry up the edges of the pushpins and with the help of a plastic trim panel tool to completely take out the pushpins from its holes. Once you have removed the inner fender, it will expose where the battery is located, which is held by a bracket to keep it in place.
How to replace the battery in a 2014 Dodge Avenger?
Replacing the battery in a Dodge Avenger is an easy process that can be completed in less than 15 minutes as long as you have the right tools and you know how to do it. You can change the battery yourself without having to take it in for replacement or servicing at a car dealership. Here's a simple tutorial on how to do it.
Step 1: Safety always comes first, so be sure to wear gloves and protective eye goggles to prevent contact with any hazardous material or sharp objects as you carry out the battery replacement. It's best if you wear old clothes that can get stained if ever. Turn off the engine of the vehicle before you get started.
Step 2: Jack up the driver's side of the car so you can remove the front tire wheel and then take out the fender cover to expose the battery compartment.
Step 3: Remove the two battery brackets that hold the battery in place and set those aside. You can use a 13-millimeter wrench to unbolt the nuts of the battery brackets.
Step 4: Loosen the nut of the negative terminal and remove the negative cable by sliding it off of the post. Loosen and remove the positive terminal in a similar manner and slide out the old battery. Be careful when you pull out the battery, as you might get exposed to some of the sulfuric acids inside. Aside from that, the battery is quite heavy, so you might want to have someone help you out if needed.
Step 5: Before inserting the new battery, you may want to clean the compartment to make sure it's free of dirt and grime. Insert the new battery, secure it in place in the battery tray and be ready to connect the terminals next.
Step 6: Reconnect the positive terminal first and tighten its nut. Perform the same procedure to reconnect the negative terminal to the post.
Step 7: Once the terminal cables are secured in place, return the two battery brackets and retighten their bolts. Reattach the fender cover panel back and secure it with its original screws and pushpins. Return the front driver's wheel and tighten its lug nuts. Lower the vehicle carefully back on the ground, and you're all set!
How long does the battery in a Dodge Avenger last?
Your car battery can't last forever, but you should know that it has a lifespan of between three and five years on average. It is best that you get your car battery checked by your mechanic every year to ensure that it is working properly. Your mechanic will also tell you if your car battery is in need of replacement.
What battery does a 2014 Dodge Avenger use?
The 2014 Dodge Avenger is powered by Group 86 battery. With this battery, you'll be able to start your car in cold weather with ease with at least 550 cold-cranking amps.
You may save money and time by simply replacing your battery in case something happens. It is important that you, as a 2014 Dodge Avenger owner know the battery's location and how it works. This way, you can easily replace any parts when necessary without having to spend a significant amount on repairs or maintenance costs.