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How to Replace the Battery in a Chevy Camaro

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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