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How to Replace the Battery in a Chevy Camaro

by Contributor

From 1962 to 2002, the Chevy Camaro held a place in the American car scene, delivering enthusiasts a fun, high-performance vehicle or a good family car. From turbo-charged to convertibles editions, the Camaro was a hit and will be again with the release of the new 2009 model. Some models had a flat-top battery, while others sported a top post battery.

Step 1

Find the battery close to the wall on the passenger side. Look for posts on side or top.

Step 2

Remove the cable ends from the battery terminals with a socket wrench. A battery terminal puller typically doesn't fit in the tight space under the hood. Remove the ground wire and take off the negative terminal first, followed by the positive terminal.

Step 3

Lift the battery out of the compartment. Use the wire brush to clean the surface that holds the battery. Clean the insides of the connector cables with a pointed wire brush. GM cables are notorious for acid build-up. Keep your gloves on at all times to avoid getting acid on your hands.

Step 4

Rinse off the cables and battery tray or wipe with a damp cloth, and let them dry out.

Place the new battery on the shelf and reattach the cables. Tighten securely with pliers or a socket wrench. Buy a flat top cover to keep the battery cleaner.

Warnings

  • Never smoke when replacing a battery.
  • Dispose of the old battery properly at an auto parts store or recycling center.

Items you will need

  • 12-volt battery
  • Battery terminal puller
  • Wire brush
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Socket wrench

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