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Steps to replace a battery on a 2002 Pontiac Montana

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Steps to replace a battery on a 2002 Pontiac Montana
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 6 years ago.
HelloCustomer in order to remove the battery the underhood electrical center must first be moved as shown. If you need more help let me know.


  1. Open and support the hood.
  2. Remove the cover from the underhood electrical center.
  3. Remove the bolt retaining the underhood electrical center to the upper tie bar.

  1. Rotate and remove the electrical center from the right sheet metal diagonal brace.
  2. Remove the right sheet metal diagonal brace.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  1. Remove and reposition the underhood electrical center in order to provide access for removal of the battery.
  2. Remove the front end sheet metal diagonal brace.
  3. Remove the battery ground (negative) cable from the battery.
  4. Remove the battery positive cable from the battery.
  5. Remove the battery hold down retainer. IMPORTANT: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during removal.
  6. Remove the battery.
  7. Remove the battery insulator from the battery.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How do I contact you if I have a problem?
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 6 years ago.
Just do not close this question and you can come back here. When you are doing this make sure that you do not contact anything metal when taking the positive battery cable off.

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