Kia Forte: Power Train / Battery

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Service Manual / Maintenance / Power Train / Battery

Repair procedures
Inspection

Battery Voltage and Status

Check the battery voltage and status using the battery tester.

Battery Terminal

1.

Move back and forth to check that the battery terminals (A) are loose or corroded.If the terminals are corroded, clean them.

If battery positive connection is loose, disconnect ground(GND) cable first before attempting to remove or tighten plus connection, to prevent personal injury.

2.

If the battery clamp on battery positive (+) terminal is not seated securely:

(1)

Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal.

(2)

Tighten battery clamp (A) on battery positive (+) terminal

Battery positive (+) terminal:

8.0 - 10.0 N·m (0.8 - 1.0 kgf·m, 5.9 - 7.4 lb·ft)

3.

If the battery clamp on battery negative (-) terminal is not seated securely:

(1)

Tighten battery clamp (A) on battery negative (-) terminal.

Battery negative (-) terminal:

8.0 - 10.0 N·m (0.8 - 1.0 kgf·m, 5.9 - 7.4 lb·ft)

Battery Condition

Check the battery for damage or deformation. If severe damage, deformation or leakage is found, replace the battery.

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