GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Battery

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the hood and remove the front end diagonal brace(s) from above the battery(ies).
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  3. On some vehicles, it will be necessary to remove the air cleaner and duct assembly.
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  5. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery(ies). Use a small box end wrench or a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) drive ratchet. Avoid using an open-end wrench for the cable bolts.
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  7. Loosen and remove the battery hold-down bolt and block. The use of a long extension which places the ratchet above the battery makes it easier to reach to the hold-down bolt.
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  9. Carefully lift the battery from the engine compartment.
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To install:
  1. Install the new battery in the vehicle. Attach the retainer and hold-down bolt. Tighten to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
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  3. Connect the positive battery cable, tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable, tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
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  7. Attach the air cleaner and duct assembly if removed.
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  9. Install the cross brace and bolts, then tighten to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
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  11. Reset the radio, clock and any other components in need.
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