This is another small "frustration" for W123 diesel owners. The diesel requires a big and heavy battery that is not as easy to remove and replace as you would think. If you are not careful, you can tweak your lower back lifting one out of the car. Once you get it out be prepared - there could be some nasty stuff hiding under the battery tray!
This short video will explain what is covered in the full on demand version.
Once you know how to remove the cables and lift the battery out properly, it is not all that bad. It may take a few trial runs to remember how to do it. Kent will show you the step-by-step procedure he uses. As an added bonus he will show an example of nasties that can be forming under your battery tray and will address the issue of battery hold clamps and what you can use if yours are missing or rusted away
Applicable to the following models: Applies to all W123 cars from 1976 to 1985 including the 230, 230E, 280E, 280CE, 280TE, 240D, 300D, 300CD and 300TD.
Total Run Time: 7:21
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