How to Remove a Battery From a 2005 Chevy Venture Vanby Nathan McGinty
The battery in your 2005 Chevy Venture van powers a lot of different pieces of equipment. It provides the spark plugs with the spark needed to start the combustion process in your engine, it allows you to roll the windows up and down effortlessly, and it powers the DVD and radio to help keep your children occupied on those long trips. Removing the battery from a 2005 Chevy Venture van, whether for servicing or replacement, is a fairly common procedure that can be done by the van's owner.
Park your 2005 Chevy Venture van in a spot that gives you room to work around the engine compartment. Shift the van into park and set the parking brake. Turn the engine off and remove the keys from the ignition. Pop the hood.
Remove the cross-bar holding the battery in place. The cross-bar is held in place with socket bolts. Remove the bolts and lift the cross-bar up and out of the way.
Move the fuse box. Loosen the screw holding the fuse box in place with a Phillips head screwdriver. Set the screw aside. Lift the fuse box up and out of the way.
Disconnect the black (negative) battery terminal. Use a socket wrench to loosen the bolt on the terminal. Lift the terminal off the battery post.
Disconnect the red (positive) battery terminal. Use the socket wrench to loosen the bolt on the terminal. Lift the terminal off the battery post.
Loosen the battery brace holding the battery in place. The bolt for this is located at the base of the battery mounting plate. Unscrew the bolt with the adjustable wrench and remove the brace.
Remove the battery from the 2005 Chevy Venture van.
Things You'll Need
- Socket wrench
- Socket wrench set
- Adjustable wrench
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Battery terminal brush
Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.