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Battery replacement. Need to replace battery but afraid the cross bar above battery is for suspension/frame alignment and by removing it to repalce battery will cause car to become misaligned. Any other specific issues with replacing the battery I should be aware of?

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  • longnavy66 Jan 02, 2011

    Thanks, will be changing it out in a few minutes. I'll let you know how it goes.

  • longnavy66 Jan 08, 2011

    worked great thanks

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Hi,

You need to unbolt the relay/fuse box on the strut tower and swing it out of the way to remove the battery and install new one. Remove the relay cover and you will see the bolts to remove to unfasten it from strut tower.

the cross bar will not be effected by you moving it as this is only when the car is moving and is really only an added support.

hope this helps

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Hi,

Have you resolved your problem or need further assistance.

If need any further assistance, revert and i would be able to follow up.

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taran_2005

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  1. Position a hoist under the rear axle housing, and raise the vehicle. Refer to Section 00-02 . Place jackstands under frame side rails.
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Refer to the illustration in Description and Operation. NOTE: To improve rear axle assembly noise and vibration concerns, the rear suspension should be fastened to the frame and rear axle assembly at the curb height position.
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