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How do i replace the car battery?...i have removed the terminals but there seems to be no room to lift it out is there more i need to do?

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    remove the flat bar that runs over the battery

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There is either a 10 mm or 13 mm bolt on one of the long sides of the battery that clamps it down, also there may be a brace from you core support to fender that will need to be removed

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1. Loosen the air intake hose clamp (with a flathead screwdriver), which holds the intake tube to the air box lid.

2. Once the hose clamp is loosened, pop open the two spring-loaded clamps on the left and front side of the air box. The clamps help secure the lid to the air box. On the back of the air box lid there are 4 plastic slots, which match up with 4 corresponding tabs on the air box. In order to unhinge the lid from the air box, slide the lid away from you about an inch and gently lift the lid up. Ensure that the lid is free from the air box hinge; then carefully disconnect the air intake hose from the lid at the hose clamp and remove the lid from the engine compartment.

3. Lift the air filter out of the air box. 4. Disconnect the PCV hose from the lower air box.

5. The lower air box is removed by just tugging straight up on it. It will pop out as it's held in place by two rubber pins that wedge into the indentations in the plastic air box.

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6. Disconnect the battery terminals - negative 1st, the positive. 7. Remove the anchor bolt at the base of the battery using a 1/2" socket. 8. Lift battery out (with a battery carrier strap). Save the thermal blanket wrap to slip on the new battery.

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9. Clean the terminals by dipping in a cup filled with baking soda and warm water. Use a battery terminal cleaning tool, wire brush to remove the corrosion or a tiny screw driver to scrape with. Rinse with water and clean up the tray with a towel.

10. Install the thermal blanket on new battery. Note the position of the notches on the blanket when replacing it. Lift into car and slide the battery as much as possible towards fender. Reinstall retaining bolt.

11. Install felt washers ($1) to prevent corrosion on the terminals

12. Reinstall terminals (positive 1st, then negative). Apply some grease or Vaseline to the tops of the terminals.

13. Reinstall air cleaner box. Carefully line it up and push down Make sure to seat it completely when you reinstall it.

14. Reinstall filter; cover. Make sure clips are on tight.

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WHAT IS THE TRICK TO REPLACING A BATTERY ON A 1992 LUMINA


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  • Loosen the battery negative terminal clamp.

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  • Use a terminal clamp puller to remove the negative cable.

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  • Loosen the battery positive terminal clamp.

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  • Use a terminal clamp puller to remove the positive clamp.

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  • Remove the battery hold-down hardware and any heat shields.

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  • Remove the battery from the tray.

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  • Install the new battery into the tray.
  • Also install the hold-down hardware.

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  • Install the positive battery cable.
  • Then install the negative cable.
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  • Coat the terminals with corrosion preventative spray, then check the job by starting the car.

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