Dodge Journey: Removal

BATTERY HARNESS

WARNING: To protect the hands from battery acid, a suitable pair of heavy duty rubber gloves should be worn when removing or servicing a battery.

Safety glasses also should be worn.

WARNING: Remove metallic jewelry to avoid injury by accidental arcing of battery current.

Battery System
Fig. 28: Identifying Battery Cables & Terminals

CAUTION: The negative battery cable remote terminal (2) must be disconnected and isolated from the remote battery post (1) prior to service of the vehicle electrical systems. The negative battery cable remote terminal can be isolated by using the supplied isolation hole (3) in the terminal casing.

1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable (2) remote terminal from the remote battery post (1).

Battery System
Fig. 29: Battery And Pinch Clamp Bolts

2. Raise vehicle on hoist.

3. Remove the battery and set aside.

4. On diesel engine equipped vehicles, disconnect the in-line connector to the instrument panel harness (2)

Battery System
Fig. 30: View Of Battery Harness & Attachments - Diesel Shown, Gasoline Similar

NOTE: Diesel battery harness shown in illustration, gasoline battery harness similar.

5. Lower the vehicle.

6. Remove the negative battery cable remote terminal nut (8) from the remote negative battery post. Remove the battery harness negative cable (7) from the remote negative battery post.

7. Remove the cover (1) from the remote positive battery terminal (2). Remove the starter harness positive cable retaining nut (4) and remove the cable (3) from the remote positive battery post.

8. Remove the remote positive battery terminal (2) from mounting bracket on the left strut tower (15) by lifting straight up.

9. On diesel engine equipped vehicles:

  • Disconnect the glow plug module connector (14)
  • Disconnect the cabin heater relay connectors (11 and 13)
  • Disconnect the in-line connector to the instrument panel harness (12)

Battery System
Fig. 31: Retaining Nut And Battery Harness Cable

10. Remove the retaining nut (1) and remove the battery harness cable (2) from the TIPM stud.

Battery System
Fig. 32: Mounting Clips And TIPM Housing

11. Depress the four mounting clips (2) to disengage and remove the TIPM housing (1) from its mounting bracket, position aside to allow access to the battery harness.

12. One at a time, trace any remaining battery harness retaining push pins, fasteners and routing clips until the harness is free from the vehicle.

13. Remove the battery harness from the vehicle.

STARTER HARNESS

Battery System
Fig. 33: Identifying Starter Harness Negative Cable Retaining Nut & Cable

1. Remove the negative battery cable remote terminal nut (5) from the remote negative battery post (1).

Remove and isolate the battery harness negative cable (4) on something other than the remote negative battery post (1).

2. Remove the starter harness negative cable retaining nut (3) and remove the cable (2) from the remote negative battery post (1).

Battery System
Fig. 34: Identifying Positive Cable Retaining Nut & Cable

3. Remove the cover (1) from the remote positive battery terminal. Remove the starter harness positive cable retaining nut (4) and remove the cable (3) from the remote positive battery post (2).

Battery System
Fig. 35: Identifying Starter & Cables

4. Raise vehicle on hoist. 5. Remove the starter harness negative cable retaining bolt (4) and remove the cable (5) from the engine block.

6. Remove the starter harness positive cable retaining nut (6) and remove the cable (2) from the starter positive battery post.

7. One at a time, trace any remaining starter harness retaining pushpins, fasteners and routing clips until the harness is free from the vehicle.

8. Remove the starter harness (3) from the engine compartment.

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