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I have a 2009 mercedes ML550. I am attempting to remove the…

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I have a 2009 mercedes ML550. I am attempting to remove the old battery but it is proving to be very difficult just man handling up out of the compartment. Any ideas on how to do this more easily?

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Mercedes Mechanic: Pete, Mercedes Mechanic replied 5 months ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Have you already accessed the battery and is the issue lifting it out of the hole its in?

Let me know,thanks Pete

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
the issue is getting out of the hole. It is disconnected, carpet folded back and front passenger seat all the way forward and seat back all the way forward
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
there doesn't seem to be enough room to get my hands under the batter to lift it out
Mercedes Mechanic: Pete, Mercedes Mechanic replied 5 months ago

O.k.,it can be difficult to do by hand.I have done it several times.I slide it all the way towards the front of the seat then try and lift the back/rear bottom facing you in the back area up until I can get a hand under it to lift that end out then the other.I have dropped it back into the hole several times before doing this but it usually works.I have had to try and grasp the top of the battery with my finger tips to do it.It is a pain this way.

The easiest way is to pick up a battery removal tool either buying one from a local parts store or renting it.It looks similar to this below and it will grasp the battery on each side and you just pull up on the handle working the battery out from there.

https://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com/Heavy-Duty-Battery-Carrier-P157174.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvs2eo8zS1wIVicBkCh0LTA_qEAQYASABEgJAt_D_BwE

You can usually either purchase or rent this from a parts store in your area.

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Thanks Pete

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