how to change battery 2005 Chevrolet Venture

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how to change battery 2005 Chevrolet Venture

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  1. amomipais82
    *** WARNING ***
    be very careful when messing around with your car's battery. if you accidentally cause a short circuit, the battery can put out several hundred amperes of current, which creates enough heat to probably vaporize whatever metal tool you made the short circuit with, melt the plastic casing of the battery and boil the battery acid. so you will have a metal vapor battery acid bomb exploding in your face - bad, bad news.

    that makes it sound pretty scary, but i'm just trying to get you to be careful. all you have to do is make sure that you DON'T make any kind of electrical connection between the two terminals on the top of the battery. that means don't let anything conductive like a wrench or screwdriver contact both terminals at the same time. okay? okay. and if you don't feel comfortable with what you're doing, get a professional to do it for you. it's not worth the risk.
    *** END WARNING ***

    anyway, it's pretty easy. find the battery under the hood. there will be 2 big metal posts sticking out of the top of the battery, and each post will have a cable bolted to it. one of the cables will be red and have a + and the other will be black and have a -.

    anyway, get a wrench and loosen the bolts that keep the cables clamped to the battery terminals. you don't have to unscrew them all the way, just loosen them enough so that you can wiggle the cable off the battery. (there might be a lot of corrosion in this area, so you might need quite a bit of force on the wrench to break through the crud)

    anyway, once the cables are off, push them off to the side and out of the way. not sure about a venture, but in many newer cars there is a bracket that goes over the top of the battery that you'll have to remove too - usually held on with a single bolt or wingnut.

    anyway, just take the old battery out and put the new one in. then re-attach (the bracket, if necessary, and) the cables in the same positions that you took them off of. (if you're not sure what went where, look at the markings on the battery. one of the terminals will be marked +, so put your red or + cable there, and put the - cable on the - terminal.)

    re-tighten the bolts on the cable clamps and you're done. take the old battery back to the parts store and get your $5 battery-recycling refund.

    one other thing you might want to get is some anti-corrosive compound. it's this gooey purple stuff they sell in these little foil packets at parts stores for like a buck. you tear open the packet and smear the gunk all over the battery terminals and cable clamps - this keeps the corrosion from forming, extends the life of your battery, keeps your engine bay clean and makes life easier in the future. usually they're just in a little display at the parts counter or cash register or something, but you could just ask someone if you can't find it.

    anyway, good luck! and remember, be careful!

  2. Guest5481
    apparently ali abduluh has never looked under the hood of a 2005 chev venture.
  3. Guest5211

    Yes, looks like Ali Abdullah has no clue about Venture battery location!

     Could some one provide a useful answer?

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