How to Replace the Battery in a 2007 Chevy Silveradoby Allen Moore
The 2007 Chevy Silverado is Chevrolet's premier light-duty pickup truck. While the truck is versatile enough to perform many jobs, without a working battery it's essentially useless. A dead battery prevents the Silverado from starting and can leave you sitting on a job site with no way to get going. Fortunately, replacing the battery is fairly quick and easy for anyone with some basic automotive repair skills, a few tools and about 10 minutes of your time.
Put your latex gloves (or latex-free gloves if you have an allergy) on. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the old battery using the battery terminal wrench. Remove the positive battery cable in the same manner.
Unbolt the battery hold-down hardware using the socket set. Move the hold-down hardware out of the way, then lift the battery up and out of the battery tray.
Put the replacement battery into the battery tray in the same orientation as the old battery. Reinstall the battery hold-down hardware in reverse of how you removed it.
Clean the battery cable ends with the wire brush if there are any signs of corrosion on the cable ends.
Reconnect the positive battery cable with the battery terminal wrench. Reconnect the negative battery cable in the same manner.
- Never touch a battery with your bare skin, as minute traces of battery acid, which are not visible to the eye but which can seep out of the battery case, can cause severe acid burns to your skin. Always keep the battery in an upright position to prevent the acid from leaking out.
Things You'll Need
- Latex gloves
- Battery terminal wrench
- Socket set
- Wire brush (optional)
- Replacement battery
Allen Moore's career includes awards in poetry and creative fiction, published lyrics, fiction books and nonfiction articles as well as a master certification in automotive service from the Ford Motor Company. Moore is a contributing writer for RF365.com and various other websites, a ghostwriter for Rainbow Writing and has over a dozen works of fiction currently in print.