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Dodge Dart 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead 12 volt car battery in the engine bay of a 2013 to 2016 Dodge Dart sedan with the part numbers.

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2013 Dart 12V Battery
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Loosen Negative Terminal
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Pull Off "-" Terminal

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Dart in changing a dead 12V automotive battery located in the engine bay.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Charger, Journey, Challenger, Durango, Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM battery is a "Group Size" H6 (or 48).

A few other compatible replacement H6 or 48 batteries with their part numbers are as follows: ACDelco 48AGM, Everstart MAXX-H6, EverStart H6-3, Everstart Platinum AGM H6, AutoCraft 48H6, AutoCraft 91-1, AutoCraft H6-AGM, Duralast H6-AGM, Duralast H6-DLG and Bosch S6585B S6.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a 10mm socket, an extension bar and a ratcheting wrench.

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Cover & Tuck Away
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Pull Off Plastic Cover
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Positive Terminal Exposed
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

The 12 volt car battery is located on the right side of the engine bay in front of the electrical fuse box and just behind the yellow plastic windshield washer fluid cap.

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

Cover the negative terminal with a small towel and tuck it away on the side of the battery to help prevent accidental electrical contact.

Then flip open the plastic cover on the "+" positive terminal.

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Loosen "+" Terminal Nut
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Pull Off Positive Terminal
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Pull Off Heat Shield
Loosen the 10mm nut on the positive terminal by turning it counterclockwise.

Pull the positive terminal off the "+" battery post and tuck it away on the side.

Lift off the fabric battery cover (A.K.A. "heat shield") and set it aside in a safe place.

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Battery Cover Removed
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Hold Down Clamp / Bar
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Loosen Counterclockwise
Locate the single bolt at the bottom front edge of the battery attached to a plastic hold down block.

Loosen the hold down clamp bolt by turning it counterclockwise with a 10mm socket attached to a long extension bar and a ratcheting wrench.

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10mm Bolt Removed
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Old OEM 12V Battery
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Plastic Battery Tray
Remove the 10mm bolt and the plastic hold down block.

Set the bolt and block aside in a safe place.

Carefully lift the old OEM 12V battery out of the engine bay.

Gently set it down on the ground. Try to avoid tipping over or dropping the old battery to prevent from having acid leak out.

Be sure to take the old battery with your to the parts store or Walmart for recycling and also to avoid having to pay a "core" charge or deposit.

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



 

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OEM Part # 05033391AA
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Plastic Hold Down Block
The OEM 12V battery in this 2013 Dodge Dart was part number 05033391AA.
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Lower In New Battery
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Replace Hold Down Clamp
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Re-Insert 10mm Bolt
Carefully lower in the new Group Size H6 battery in to the engine bay with the "+" positive terminal on the left side and the "-" negative terminal on the right (driver) side.

Replace the black plastic hold down clamp and thread in the 10mm bolt a few turns by hand to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.

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Tighten Clockwise
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Replace Battery Box
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Positive Terminal
Tighten the 10mm bolt on the hold down bar by turning it clockwise until it is snug.

Check that the new battery can't be moved or slid around on the tray. If it can be moved, tighten the bolt another turn or two.

Replace the black fabric battery heat shield cover.

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Push On "+" Terminal
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Tighten 10mm Clockwise
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Close Plastic Cover
Push the positive terminal on to the "+" battery post.

Tighten the 10mm bolt in the clockwise direction until is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the terminal nut to prevent from damaging the battery post.

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Push On Negative Terminal
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Tighten 10mm Clockwise
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12V Car Battery Replaced
Push the negative terminal on to the "-" battery post.

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

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

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

For more, check out my other 2013-2016 Dodge Dart DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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