2003 Chevrolet Venture Change the Battery

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Auto batteries, after time and extended use, can lose their capability of holding a charge. In order to keep your 2003 Chevy Venture safe and reliable, you must replace a bad battery immediately after it begins to fail. Battery replacement is a simple task that requires a few basic tools and 5 to 10 minutes of time.

Tools Used[edit]

Crescent wrench
Replacement auto battery

Change the Battery[edit]

  • Park your Chevy on an open, flat surface and turn off the ignition.
  • Open the hood and secure it with the lock bar.
  • Remove the black and red plastic covers from the battery terminals, if applicable. The covers pop off when lifted.
  • Remove the mounting bolts on both the positive and negative terminal connections using a crescent wrench.
  • Slide the terminals off the battery posts.
  • Lift the old battery out of its housing.
  • Slide a new auto battery into place in the housing.
  • Replace the positive, then negative terminals on the appropriate battery post. Make sure you match up the red (positive) and black (negative). Replace the mounting bolts on both terminals with a crescent wrench.
  • Place the plastic covers back on the terminals and close the vehicle's hood.

Tips & Warnings[edit]

  • Purchasing a new battery may be more cost-effective than buying a refurbished battery.
  • Always use caution when working around possible live electrical ends.