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How to replace the battery in a Chevy Equinox? 

 September 19, 2021

By  Phil Borges

The battery is one of the essential parts of your vehicle, so it's important to know how to replace it if you ever need to. This blog post will teach you everything that you need to know about replacing the battery in your 2009 Chevrolet Equinox, including what tools are needed and how long it should take.

How to replace the battery in Chevy Equinox 2009 model?

Changing the battery in a Chevrolet Equinox is a relatively simple process that does not require any particular skills. As long as you have the tools and pay attention to the precautions, you should be able to do it yourself. The process of changing a battery in this specific model won't take much of your time and will require around $100 for purchasing the new battery (the cost of a new battery will be dependent on the type of battery you choose).

First and foremost, make sure that the car is turned off and parked on a flat surface. 

Step 1: To begin with, open your hood and ensure that it's properly supported with the use of a prop rod. Once this is done, locate the battery from the engine compartment. The battery is placed on the right-hand side of the engine, covered by a module casing.

Step 2: Remove the module casing by pressing on the small tab on one side and slide the casing back to release it. Then take the battery cover box out of its hinges.

Step 3: Use a 13-millimeter socket to remove the mounting bolt that holds the battery.

Step 4: Use a 10-millimeter wrench to loosen the nuts that hold the terminals. Disconnect first the negative battery cable followed by the positive one.

Step 5: Pull out the old battery tray and replace it with the new one. Make sure the new battery is set in the tray and is facing the right way.

Step 6: Reconnect the battery cables starting with the positive one and then the negative. Don't forget to tighten the nuts to secure the terminals in place.

Step 7: Return the mounting bolt and retighten it with the 13-millimeter socket. The battery should be intact in its compartment.

Step 8: Reattach the battery cover box and ensure that the tabs at the front are lined up properly. Push it down gently at the back until it clips.

Step 9: Return the module casing by snapping it into place.

Make sure to wear protective gear such as glasses and gloves when you are working on your car. Also, make sure you get the right type of battery for your Chevrolet Equinox since all batteries are not made alike, and some do not fit certain cars or models.

How long does a Chevy Equinox battery last?

Chevy Equinox batteries can last about five to seven years. Battery life depends on a number of factors, including the brand and type of battery, how it was maintained, how it was used, and where you live.

There may be cases that sometimes you may need to change the battery sooner, mostly if you live in a colder climate. This is because batteries have different performance levels under extreme weather conditions.

What are the reasons for battery drain in a Chevy Equinox?

If you notice that your Chevy Equinox battery drains faster than usual, there are some common reasons for this. It is better that you get this checked out as soon as possible, rather than ignoring the problem.

Here are some possible reasons that'll give you ideas on what might be causing this issue:

-If your Equinox is off and it's draining, it's most likely because of something that's drawing current that shouldn't be. It could be that your radio is still on, or that your interior lights are left on.

-If you're using multiple power sources to charge things like phones and tablets, this could affect the battery life in the Equinox. It's best if you only use one charger at a time for these devices; otherwise, it can drain faster than usual.

-If the battery is losing power when you're driving, it's probably because the alternator or battery is failing. If you hear a whining sound along with the battery light, your alternator is most likely the problem.

-If there is corrosion on the battery cables, the battery might be losing power.

-If your Chevy Equinox is starting to have trouble turning over, there's a good chance that it has something to do with the starter or charging system.

Conclusion

Replacing the battery in your 2009 Chevy Equinox is not a difficult task. You should take care to follow all safety precautions when handling car batteries, but it's fairly easy to change out the old one with a new one.

The key thing you want to look for before buying a replacement is that it has the same voltage and amperage as what came originally installed in your vehicle. Different model years have different voltages, so be sure you get the right size.

If you're having an issue with your current battery draining quickly or just need help figuring out how long they last on average, give your auto dealer's mechanics a call, and they will point you in the right direction.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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