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Nissan Sentra 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay of a 7th generation 2013, 2014 or 2015 Nissan Sentra sedan.

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2014 Sentra 12V Battery
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Loosen Negative Terminal
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Pull Off Negative Terminal

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the revised 2016 and 2017 model years) Nissan Sentra sedan in changing a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement "Group Size" 35 batteries with their part numbers are as follows: Optima RedTop 8020-164, Optima YellowTop 8040-218, EverStart MAXX-35N, AutoCraft Gold 35-2, ProStart 35-500PS and NAPA Legend BAT 8435.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a deep well 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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Cover & Tuck Away
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Loosen 10mm Nut
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Loosen Front 10mm
The first step is to open the hood.

The 12V battery is located on the right side of the engine bay just in front of the engine air filter box.

Loosen the negative "-" terminal nut by turning it counterclockwise with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

Pull the negative terminal off the battery post, wrap it in a towel and tuck it away on the side of the battery to help prevent accidental contact.

To remove the battery hold down bar or "clamp" you'll need to loosen the two 10mm nuts. Use either a deep well 10mm socket with a ratcheting wrench or just a regular 10mm wrench.

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Disconnect "J" Hook Bars
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Battery Hold Down Bar
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Open Red Plastic Cover
You don't need to completely remove the two 10mm nuts, just loosen them enough so that the "J" bar hooks can be removed from their brackets.

Lift out the battery hold down bar and the two "J" hook bars while avoiding making contact with the battery posts.

Set the hold down bar aside in a safe place.

Flip open the red plastic cover on the positive "+" terminal.

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Loosen Positive Terminal
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Pull Off Positive Terminal
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Pull Off Heat Shield
Then loosen the 10mm nut on the positive terminal by turning it counterclockwise.

Pull the positive terminal off the "+" battery post.

Lift the plastic battery box or "heat shield" off the old battery.

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Lift Out Old Battery
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Clean Off Battery Tray
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OEM Part # 24410 ET00B
Carefully lift the old battery out of the engine bay and gently rest it on the ground.

Try to avoid dropping or tipping over the old battery to prevent from having battery acid leak out.

Be sure to take the old 12V battery with you to Walmart or the auto parts store to avoid having to pay a "core" charge. The retailer will also properly recycle the old battery.

Clean off the plastic battery tray so that the new battery will rest evenly on it.



 

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Lower In New 12V Battery
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Replace Battery Cover
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Push On Positive Terminal
Gently lower the new Group Size 35 battery in to the engine bay with the positive post on the left (passenger side) and the negative post on the right (driver side).

Replace the plastic battery box heat shield over the new battery.

Push the positive terminal on to the "+" battery post.

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Tighten 10mm Clockwise
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Close Red Plastic Cover
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Lower Battery Clamp Bar
Tighten the 10mm terminal nut in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the terminal nut to prevent from damaging the battery post which may lead to an acid leak.

Flip the red plastic cover closed over the positive terminal.

Carefully lower the battery hold down bar over the new battery while avoiding contact with the battery posts.

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Re-Insert "J" Hook Bars
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"J" Hook Secure In Hole
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Tighten 10mm Clockwise
Re-insert the two "J" hooks in to their corresponding brackets on the front and back side of the battery tray.

Tighten the two 10mm nuts on the battery hold down bar by turning them clockwise until they are snug.

Check that the new battery can not be rocked, moved, or slid around on the tray. If the battery can be moved, tighten the hold down bar nuts a few more turns.

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Tighten Hold Down Bar
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Push On Negative Terminal
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Tighten 10mm Terminal Nut
Push the negative terminal on to the "-" terminal.

Tighten the 10mm terminal nut in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

Test the new 12V battery by starting the engine and turning on the headlights.

Be sure to set the time on the clock and program your favorite radio station presets before you start driving.

For more, check out my other 2013-2015 Nissan Sentra DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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