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How do i install a 2003 saturn ion battery

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  John replied 9 years ago.

HelloCustomer

This vehicle is pretty easy to install a battery.I am sending the procedure.

JohnSmile

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Document ID# XXXXX
2003 Saturn ION

 

Battery Replacement

Removal Procedure


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable (2). Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure .
  2. Disconnect the positive battery cable (1).
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  3. Remove the battery hold down retainer bolt and retainer (1).
  4. Disconnect the battery vent assembly.
  5. Remove the battery brace bolt and brace (2).

    Important: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during removal.

  6. Remove the battery.

Installation Procedure


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    Important: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during battery installation.

  1. Install the battery to the battery tray.

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  2. Install the battery brace (2) and the brace bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the battery brace bolt to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).

  3. Install the battery hold down retainer (1) and bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the battery hold down retainer bolt to 18 N·m (13 lb ft).

  4. Connect the battery vent assembly.
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  5. Connect the positive battery cable bolt (1).

    Tighten
    Tighten the battery positive cable terminal bolt to 17 N·m (13 lb ft).

  6. Connect the negative battery cable bolt (2). Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure .

Document ID# XXXXX
2003 Saturn ION

John and 2 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
there is a grey colored tube connected to each side of the battery. What is that?
Expert:  John replied 9 years ago.

HelloCustomer

That is a vent tube.

John

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
The new battery i bought does not have a connection for the vent tube. Does the battery have to be vented?
Expert:  John replied 9 years ago.
The new one has a vent,it just does not have a tube.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I bought the battery from NAPA not Saturn. So it should still be ok?
Expert:  John replied 9 years ago.

The battery will be just fine ,don't worry.I have a saturn in my driveway with an interstate battery in it.The replacement batterys are a little different.Don't worry.

JohnSmile

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Thank you
Expert:  John replied 9 years ago.

You are very welcome & please visit JA again.I hope you have a good day.

JohnSmile

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