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Old 08-23-2016, 07:25 AM   #1
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Replacing the AMG battery

Anyone ever done this by themselves without a transmission jack?

I am considering one of those small car ramps on a couple of 2 x 4s, and just drop it down on top, and slide down to ground?

What you got?
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That will work, but be careful. They're just super heavy and you certainly don't want to drop it on concrete and bust it. You don't need a tranny jack though, just a simple $30 auto parts store jack will work fine. Use a piece of wood between the jack and battery to spread the load.

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The AMG ones are the ones with the fancy logos and carbon fiber...

Seriously...those suckers are heavy depending on size....watch your fingers. The car ramp idea sounds doable. Also don't let the terminals touch any metal or you'll be welding stuff that you don't want to weld.....

As 86Scotty mentioned, a jack and a chunk of wood works...perhaps even the factory van jack. A helper would be a big help too.
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This is the proper technique, as prescribed by OSHA:

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Block up the battery and lift the van.
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This is the proper technique, as prescribed by OSHA:



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Block up the battery and lift the van.

Brilliant! Be sure to use OSHA approved footwear......
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Mine looked just like that only it was 11pm & I was solo... nice work!
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Mine looked just like that only it was 11pm & I was solo... nice work!
Eh, too easy. I was solo and had a broken right wrist.. and I'm right handed.
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Those darn OSHA people- whatever will they get into next? Hmmm perhaps cabin-jacking regs
*totally kidding btw!
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