How To Replace your Corvette’s Battery

Maintaining a properly functioning Corvette battery
in your car is one of the best ways to ensure both that your vehicle
continues to run exactly as it should and also to protect the long term
lifespan of the vehicle. When the battery begins to fail for one reason
or another, it can cause severe damage to many of the different systems
int eh car. While most Corvette batteries are designed to last for many
years at a time and are completely self recharging, there are some that
you’ll need to watch out for. In particular, if there’s something the
matter with the battery that you have in your Corvette, it may start to
behave strangely and refuse to start up when the car turns on, or not
hold a charge and therefore cause the car to stall at certain points for
unusual reasons.

if you notice any of these situations coming up with frequency as you
drive your Corvette, take the vehicle to a mechanic or a service
station to check the life of the battery. Make sure that the battery is
fully attached and connected at all of the different cable terminals. If
that doesn’t seem to be the problem, you may need to replace the
battery itself.

Step 1 — Gather Your Materials

You’ll need the following materials in order to replace the battery on your Chevrolet Corvette:

  • Gloves
  • Wire brush set
  • Battery terminal puller device
  • New battery that matches the old one
  • Socket wrench

Step 2 — Prop Open the Hood and Remove the Battery Bar

When the car is cool and the engine hasn’t been run for several
hours, open up the hood and prop it up with the bar that comes inside of
it. This will allow you to find the battery, which is located inside of
the engine area on the driver’s side toward the front. Remove the bar
that blocks the battery and be sure to set it aside in a safe place
where you’ll have easy access to it.

Step 3 — Disconnect the Battery

Remove the grounding wire from the batter carefully and place it on a
non-metal surface. The grounding wire cannot touch any other metal
surface, so if it comes into contact with metal either inside of the car
or outside of it, you’ll likely have to replace it. Be very careful
with this wire. Next, remove the terminal connections on the battery,
beginning with the negative terminal cable first and then continuing to
the positive terminal cable after that. The battery should now be free
to remove from the casing.

Step 4 — Remove the Battery and Clean the Casing

Gently remove the battery form the casing by hand and place it in a
safe place. you’ll need to dispose of it properly later on. Using your
wire brush set, carefully clean out all of the different crevices and
areas within the battery compartment and the casing. You’ll need to make
sure that there is no remaining dust, corrosion material or any other
debris before you place the new battery inside of the casing.

Step 5 — Install the New Battery

Gently place the new battery into the casing and connect the two
terminals in reverse order. Install the grounding wire once again and be
sure that the terminals are securely in place. use a socket wrench to
set them up securely if need be. Remove the bar that is propping up the
hood and close it.

Check on the battery connection before you attempt to start the car.
make sure that the battery has sufficient power to operate as it needs
to.

If you have any questions about how to install a battery of this
type, speak with your mechanic or a professional Corvette specialist for
more help.