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How to Replace Battery 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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How to Replace Battery 14-19 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2019-04-17

How to replace the battery on 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, Chevy Silverado

  1. step 1 :How to Jump Start or Charge the Battery
    • The battery is located on the passenger side near the firewall
    • Raise the positive terminal cover
    • Connect the positive charging cable to the positive terminal
    • Connect the negative charging cable to the negative terminal
  2. step 2 :How to Remove the Battery
    • Disconnect the negative cable with a 10 mm wrench or socket with extension
    • Remove the two 13 mm bolts on the top of the brace
    • Remove the one 13 mm bolt on the side of the brace
    • Remove the brace
    • Disconnect the positive cable with a 10 mm socket or wrench
    • Pull the black cover up and off
    • Release the three tabs holding the power assembly in place
    • Remove the power assembly
    • Remove the 13 mm hold down bolt
    • Remove the two 10 mm bolts holding down the coolant reservoir
    • Move the coolant reservoir out of the way
    • Lift battery up and out
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Battery
    • Clean the battery terminals with a battery brush
    • Clean the battery cable terminals
    • Clean any debris in the battery tray area
    • Reinstall the battery ensuring correct terminal orientation
    • Reinstall the coolant reservoir
    • Reinstall the 10 mm nut and 10 mm bolt for the coolant reservoir
    • Reinstall the power assembly and positive cable terminal
    • Tighten the 10 mm positive cable terminal nut
    • Replace the battery hold down and 13 mm bolt
    • Replace the black cover
    • Replace the positive terminal cover
    • Reconnect the negative cable
    • Tighten the 10 mm negative cable terminal nut
    • Reinstall the brace with the three 13 mm bolts

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Hey, everyone. Just going to show you some battery basics on this 2015 Silverado. Pop the hood on your Chevy Silverado. Hood release is right here in the middle under the steering column. Then as you look at the truck, it just goes slightly to the left here. There's a little tab sticks up. Just move it to the center of the truck and lift up. Battery is located right here on the passenger side near the firewall.

If you were looking to jump your Silverado, you would actually just raise this cover right here. There's a little tab on the side. Pull it out, and that comes up. You would have your positive cable hooked to the positive cable on the vehicle that it's running, and put your positive cable there. You can attach your negative cable right to the negative battery cable here.

If you want to do some electrical work on your car, and you need to disconnect the battery, you want to disconnect the negative cable. You can use a 10-millimeter wrench, and loosen this 10-millimeter nut. Better tool is a 10-millimeter socket with an extension and a ratchet. Loosen that up, and then pull the negative cable. Twist it a little bit, and pull it up and off and to the side.

If you're looking to remove the battery, you're going to want to remove this brace. There's two 13-millimeter bolts on the top, and then a 13-millimeter bolt right here as well. Now you'll want to disconnect the positive cable. There's a 10-millimeter nut here. Loosen that. Best way is with a 10-millimeter socket, extension and ratchet. You could also use a wrench, but you always want to be very careful not to touch the wrench to any of the metal when you have it on a positive cable.

Then make sure the cable will move a little bit, and then you want to pull this whole assembly up. You can push this cover over towards the center of the engine bay and pull up. Pull it off. Then there's a tab way over here on the side. You have to go down and get a fingernail underneath it and release it, and then use a little flat blade screwdriver. Tab here in the center. Work the screwdriver underneath there. Pry it and pull up. Then there's one closer towards the front of the vehicle. Pry again and pull up. Once you get this loose and again work your positive cable up and off, and then you're now disconnected from the battery. Take this and just pull it off to the side. Now there's a 13-millimeter bolt that you need to remove right down here. Best to use a 13-millimeter socket, and extension, and a ratchet and remove that 13-millimeter bolt. The bolt and the hold down come up and out.

In order to get the batter up and out, you'll want to move your coolant bottle to the side. There are two bolts that hold it. One is right here, and then the other one is right down in here. I'm going to use a 13-millimeter socket with a extension and a ratchet and remove that. This bolt is a little harder to get to, so I'm going to use a 10-millimeter wrench. Go from right underneath. Now the coolant bottle can just push up and out of your way.

Unfortunately, somebody removed the handle to this battery, but if you had the handle, slide it forward, and then bring it up and out. When you install your new battery or install any battery, just make sure your terminals are clean with a battery terminal brush. Also, clean out your cables. Make sure you get a good, solid contact. You can use a brush or something. I'm just going to use a Shop Vac. Just vacuum any needles and debris.

I have my cameraman helping me a little bit here. You might want to have somebody hold that bottle off to the side. Again, if this had the handle on it, it'd be a lot easier. Put it down in place. Make sure you don't damage anything. Get the negative battery cable out of the way and slide the battery into place. Just make sure you have the right battery. Your terminal should be close to the fender. Positive should be forward, negative should be in the back. Then we're going to put the coolant reservoir bottle hardware back on. Push the back down onto the stud and install the 10-millimeter nut. Then install the 10-millimeter bolt on the front.

All right, so a little trick. If you have a ratcheting wrench, sometimes it's hard to get enough tension on the bolt to get it to ratchet. If you got the bolt started, lift up on the part. Create some tension, and then you can get the ratchet to work. Tighten up that bolt and tighten up the 10-millimeter nut down here. Now your negative battery cable. Just keep it off to the side. You don't want to connect it yet. Hold this back down over. There is a little clip right down here. Make sure that clip goes around the pipe, and bring it down into place. Make sure you push the positive cable down on, and it should snap down into place. Push your positive cable on there nice and firm.

Tighten this 10-millimeter nut. 13-millimeter bolt and the hold down clamp. Put down into place and start it in. 13-millimeter socket extension, and ratchet, and tighten that up. Okay, we'll put our cover back on. It goes straight on. It snaps into place. Then if this comes off, you just push it onto the back there and down in place. Now you can reconnect your negative cable. You might get some sparks when you do this--that's okay. Push it down on there nice and firm. Tighten it up, and then you can test. Make sure your battery is good. Put this brace down into place. It actually goes underneath. That bolts in. Just get them snug at first. Let them all work there way into place where they want to be. Then pull them tight. They don't have to be too tight though.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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