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Replace Car Battery on Ford Fusion 2013-2020

Step-by-step procedures on how to replace the battery on a Ford Fusion 2013-2020.

Replace Car Battery on Ford Fusion 2013-2020
ESTIMATED TIME 25 - 35 mins
DIY COST $ 120 - 300
DIFFICULTY Easy

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood. If you need help with this step follow this procedure first.
  2. Locate the battery on the driver's side of the engine compartment, next to the brake fluid reservoir.The Battery of the Ford Fusion 2013-2020.

     

  3. Loosen the 10mm bolt on the front side of the battery tray using a 10mm nut driver or 10mm socket wrench. Bolt size may vary depending on model year. The 8mm bolt on the battery tray.

     

  4. Pull the metal bracket and 10mm bolt out of the battery tray.Removing the 8mm bolt and metal bracket on the battery tray.

     

  5. Slide the battery forward to have access to the negative terminal of the battery.Sliding the battery to have access to the negative terminal.

     

  6. Loosen the 10mm bolts on the battery terminals starting with the negative.  Loosening the 10mm bolt on the positive terminal.

     

  7. Pull the cables out from the battery posts.Pulling out the negative terminal of the battery.

     

    Pulling out the positive terminal of the battery.
  8. Carry the battery out of the vehicle.Carrying the battery out from the vehicle.

     

  9. Clean any debris from the battery tray using a vacuum or a brush.
  10. Place the new battery on the battery tray.Installing the new battery of the Ford Fusion.

     

  11. Connect the terminals of the battery and tighten the 10mm bolts. Connect positive first and negative last. Reinstalling the positive terminal of the battery.

     

  12. Slide the battery back to its original position.Pushing the battery to its original orientation.

     

  13. Reinstall the metal plate and 10mm bolt back to the battery tray.Installing the metal bracket and 8mm bolt back to the battery tray.

     

    Tightening the 8mm bolt to set the battery in place.

 

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Notes

Torque specifications

  • + / - Battery Terminal 10mm nuts: 10Nm ( 7.4 lb-ft)
  • Battery Mounting Bracket: 15 Nm (10 lb-ft)

*These are typical values and may be slightly different than what the manufacturer recommends. 

Tips & Warnings


  • Make sure the battery terminals are on tight. If the battery terminals are loose the battery may not charge properly. The engine may not start. 
  • If the battery light stays on even with a new battery installed, there is a high chance the alternator is defective. 
  • If the engine doesn't start, the battery may be discharged and may need a recharge. 
  • ABS and traction control may be on when the engine is restarting. These lights will reset automatically after a few minutes of driving.