This weeks Corvette Question comes from Greg who owns a 1987 Corvette:
How do I remove the battery from my 1987 Corvette?
Answer: It is not as easy as it should be. You have to start by removing the inner fender panel behind the front tire. Once you have removed this, open your driver side door and on the lower rocker panel you will see some very small torx screws; they are silver. You need to remove the first two closest to the front. Once these are removed, on the very bottom of the rocker molding almost directly under the front door jamb will be a 7mm bolt head. You need to remove this bolt and then you will be able to lower the front half of your Corvette’s rocker molding. Once you have done this, you will see two 10mm bolt heads. One is on the top of the battery side cover and one on the bottom. Remove both of them and then you will be able to remove the battery side cover. Once you have done this, you can disconnect your Corvette’s battery cables (negative cable first). There is a bolt and retainer that holds the battery to the Corvette’s battery tray, you will need a 13mm socket and an extension to get it out. Once the retainer is off, you can remove your battery. This is also a good time to check your wiring that routes around the backside of the battery; these are all hot fuseable links. Just make sure they are in good shape with no visual damage. If there is noticeable damage, now is the time to fix them. Once everything looks good, you can install the new battery and just reverse the removal procedures.
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