REPLACING BATTERY IN OLDS

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

Tiny

Lgutche

March, 2, 2014 AT 1:40 PM

The battery on our 2001 Olds aurora has not been replaced since 2006. In this extreme cold it is dead. We want to replace at home rather than jump it and drive to a shop. We have located two batteries at oreilly's, super start extreme with cca 850 and an acdelco 770 silver which is what is in it now. Is there anything difficult about this replacement? It looks straight forward to us and we have the owner's manual. Oreillys said they wouldn't do the replacement because it takes too long. Perhaps that is just because of the under the back seat location. Another clerk in a different battery store said there were some special wiring issues to be careful of. Venting is also mentioned but all the venting tubing appears to be in good shape. What are we missing here? Any special concerns?

3 Answers

Tiny

hmac300

March, 2, 2014 AT 2:16 PM

Oreilly's are parts peole they don't wan ttodo anything that is beyond a little hard. Go with which ever battery will one-fit and is best price for you. The amperage isn't a lot of difference.

Tiny

Lgutche

March, 2, 2014 AT 4:54 PM

We have already completed replacement and all seems fine. Just a little spooked by the one guy who said to be careful with the wiring thanks!

Tiny

hmac300

March, 2, 2014 AT 4:55 PM

That is why they work in an auto parts store and NOT a mechanic although they think they are. Lol

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