Ford Explorer: Battery, Mounting and Cables / Removal and Installation - Battery Monitoring Sensor

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Electrical / Battery and Charging System / Battery, Mounting and Cables / Removal and Installation - Battery Monitoring Sensor

Removal

NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and connected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven to allow the PCM to relearn the adaptive strategy values.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Release the clips and remove the battery access cover.
  1. NOTICE: Make sure the positive battery terminal cover is in position while removing the negative battery cable clamp to prevent damage from a short to the positive terminal.

    NOTICE: Be careful not to damage the sensor when removing the terminal from the battery post. Do not pry on the terminals or component damage may occur.

    NOTICE: Do not remove or install the battery cable nut while the battery monitor sensor is attached to the battery post as this causes damage to the sensor, connector, and possibly the battery post and case.

    Loosen, but do not remove the nut and position the negative battery cable aside.
    Torque: 48 lb.in (5.4 Nm)
  1. NOTICE: Make sure the battery cable terminal is properly positioned to the battery monitoring sensor before tightening the nut or component damage may occur.

    1. Disconnect the battery monitoring sensor electrical connector.
    1. Remove the nut and the battery monitoring sensor.
      Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)

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  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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