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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Battery Replacement

Replacing the battery in a Chevrolet Captiva involves several key steps outlined for safety and efficiency. Begin by parking the vehicle on a level surface with the engine turned off. Wearing safety gloves and eye protection is advisable throughout the process.

Locate the battery, usually found under the hood near the front of the engine compartment. It may be housed in a battery tray or secured by a hold-down bracket. Disconnect the negative (-) terminal first using a wrench or socket to loosen the clamp nut. Carefully remove the cable from the battery post, ensuring it doesn't touch the positive terminal.

Next, disconnect the positive (+) terminal in the same manner as the negative terminal. Loosen the clamp nut, remove the cable from the battery post, and set it aside. If the battery is secured by a hold-down bracket or clamp, remove it to free the old battery.

Lift the old battery out of the battery tray and set it aside. Before installing the new battery, inspect it to ensure it matches the specifications of the old battery, including size and terminal placement. Remove any protective covers or terminal caps from the new battery.

Carefully place the new battery into the battery tray, ensuring it sits securely. Reattach the hold-down bracket or clamp if applicable. Begin reconnecting the battery terminals, starting with the positive (+) terminal. Slide the terminal cable onto the battery post and tighten the clamp nut securely.

Finally, reconnect the negative (-) terminal by attaching the cable to the battery post and tightening the clamp nut. Double-check that both terminals are securely attached and tightened. Start the vehicle to ensure the new battery functions correctly, checking for any warning lights or electrical issues.

Following these steps and consulting the specific instructions in the Chevrolet Captiva owner's manual ensures a smooth and safe battery replacement process. If unsure, seek assistance from a qualified mechanic.

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