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Battery hold downs

All of the battery hold down hardware except for the T-bolts can be serviced without removal of the battery or the battery tray. The battery tray must be removed from the vehicle to service the T-bolts. If the T-bolts require service replacement, refer to Battery Tray in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper battery tray removal and installation procedures.

REMOVAL

(1) Turn the ignition switch to the Off position. Be certain that all electrical accessories are turned off.

(2) Loosen the battery negative cable terminal clamp pinch-bolt hex nut.

(3) Disconnect the battery negative cable terminal clamp from the battery negative terminal post. If necessary, use a battery terminal puller to remove the terminal clamp from the battery post.

(4) Remove the nut with washer from the threaded end of each of the two T-bolts (Fig. 19).

(5) Remove the screw with washer that secures the end of the battery support strap with a slotted hole to the top of the upper radiator crossmember.

(6) Remove the battery support strap from the threaded end of the T-bolt nearest to the front of the vehicle.

(7) Remove the battery hold down bracket from the threaded ends of the two T-bolts and the top of the battery case.

INSTALLATION

(1) Clean and inspect the battery hold down hardware.

Refer to Battery in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper battery hold down hardware cleaning and inspection procedures.

(2) Position the battery hold down bracket onto the threaded ends of the two T-bolts and across the top of the battery case.

Fig. 19 Battery Hold Downs Remove/Install
Fig. 19 Battery Hold Downs Remove/Install

1 - SCREW AND WASHER (1)
2 - NUT AND WASHER (2)
3 - T-BOLT (2)
4 - RETAINER (2)
5 - BATTERY TRAY
6 - UPPER RADIATOR CROSS MEMBER
7 - BRACKET
8 - STRAP

(3) Position the battery support strap with the round hole over the threaded end of the T-bolt nearest to the front of the vehicle and the slotted hole over the mounting hole in the top of the upper radiator crossmember.

(4) Install and tighten the screw with washer that secures the end of the battery support strap with a slotted hole to the top of the upper radiator crossmember.

Tighten the screw to 8.7 N·m (77 in. lbs.).

(5) Install and tighten the nut with washer onto the threaded end of each of the two T-bolts. Tighten the nuts to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(6) Reconnect the battery negative cable terminal clamp to the battery negative terminal post. Tighten the terminal clamp pinch-bolt hex nut to 8.4 N·m (75 in. lbs.).

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