Battery Sensor Removal and Installation Precautions – 2019 Subaru Forester

NHTSA ID Number: 10150954

Manufacturer Communication Number: 07-142-18

Summary

This Service Information Bulletin provides helpful tips and precautions to use whenever removing or installing the battery sensor assembly from the battery post (and/or negative battery cable from the battery sensor assembly).

 

1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU FORESTER 2019

INTRODUCTION:

This Service Information Bulletin provides helpful tips and precautions to use whenever removing or installing the battery sensor assembly from the battery post (and / or negative battery cable from the battery sensor assembly).

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:

REMINDER:  Customer satisfaction and retention starts with performing quality repairs. The service procedure for removal and installation of the battery sensor assembly and negative battery cable from the sensor have been revised with new torque specifications.  Continue referring to the applicable Service Manual and review the full requirements of the repair being performed.  The Service Manual procedures contain information critical to performing an effective repair the first time and every time.

NOTE:  Hand tools only for this procedure as the sensor can be damaged very easily if either of the 10mm hex nuts are over-torqued.

  • Whenever a negative (-) battery cable disconnect is required, hold the sensor in place with one hand while loosening the 10mm hex nut securing it to the sensor. This will help support the sensor and keep the assembly from rotating on the battery post.  Remove the nut from then take the cable off the stud on the sensor.  It is STRONGLY recommended to leave the battery sensor on the battery post unless the battery (or the battery sensor assembly) is being replaced.  This will also help reduce the chances of damaging the sensor and / or creating a poor battery ground connection.
  • If the sensor needs to be removed, loosen the 10mm hex nut only as much as needed to remove it from the (-) battery post. This way, the bottom plate (a) will stay in the proper position on the underside of the wedge / clamp portion as shown in 1 below.  If the nut is loosened too far like in Fig. 2, the plate can get out of alignment with the rotation stopper tabs (b) as shown in Fig. 3.  If an attempt is made to reinstall the sensor with the plate out of position, the sensor will be damaged and require replacement.

 

The illustration above provides an additional detail view of how the plate (a) is required to fit into the rotation stopper tabs (b).

 

  • When installing the sensor assembly onto the battery post, confirm it is fully seated and the (-) post protrudes above the clamp portion as shown below before torqueing the 10mm retaining hex nut.

 

TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS: 

  • Negative Battery Cable (Ground) Nut: 7.5 Nm (5 ft. lbs.)
  • Terminal Clamp Nut: 6 Nm (4 ft. lbs.)
  • Always hold the sensor in place with one hand while loosening or torqueing either 10mm hex nut.


NUMBER: 07-142-18
DATE: 10/31/18

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10150954

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10150954-9999.pdf

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