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How do I remove the battery?

We bought a new battery for our 1998 Chevy S10 p/u but I feel like an idiot when I say I can't figure out how to remove the darned old battery. There are rubber covers on the pos and neg terminals, and I can't see any way to get them off or anything that is screwed on to hold them on. I've tried muscling them off, but it was a no go. I see a screw that I have to remove to take the battery out, but I have to get the cables to the pos and neg terminals off in order to get to it. Can you help please?


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  • MarileeMo Sep 19, 2008

    I should have mentioned that I'm not the most mechanically minded woman out there. I'm not helpless around an engine, but I still don't get how I remove the rubber covers and then get the wires off the cables. I couldn't pull or pry them off and I didn't see anything to unscrew or loosen. The info you have given is great, but just not all the info I need.

    Thank you.


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You will need a 8 mm wrench or a 5/16 wrench to remove the side terminals on the battery. you must disconect the neg. first, then the pos.....when putting the new battery in , you must connect the pos. first, then the neg.
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  • robertburke Sep 19, 2008

    try using a flat head screw driver to pop off the covers on the side terminals...they should pop of with very little pressure


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Would someone please provide specifications for the bolts used to attach the cables to the terminals on the battery on the S10/Sonoma?

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Normally its 5/16 key to remove the therminal and 1/2 or 13mm for the bottom bolt and that it the rubber cover you dont have to put back thanks pierre

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • pierre laplante Sep 20, 2008

    you have to pry the rubber off pierre


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