Silverado 2008

Battery

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Removal & Instalation




NOTE
Batteries produce explosive gases. Batteries contain corrosive acids. Batteries supply levels of electrical current high enough to cause burns. In order to reduce the risk of personal injury while working near a battery, observe the following. Always shield your eyes. Avoid leaning over the battery whenever possible. Do not expose the battery to open flames or sparks. Do not allow battery acid to come in contact with your eyes or skin. Flush any contacted area with clean water immediately. Get medical help.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
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  5. Open the starter solenoid cable cover at the positive battery terminal. Loosen the cable nut. Remove the starter solenoid cable from the positive battery cable. Reposition it out of the way.
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  7. Remove the fender brace.
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  9. Remove the battery hold-down retainer bolt and retainer.
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  11. Remove the battery from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Battery location and related components

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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