Asked by Mar 14, 2011 at 09:25 PM about the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I want to remove my battery in my 1987 corvette, but want to ensure I do it correctly.  Any suggestions

4 Answers


remove the positive cable first, then the negative. Please award points if this helps


You'll need to remove the side cover, or at least the three screws connecting it on the front (just inside the wheel well), and the one at the top back (just behind the weather strip for the hood that comes down to the top of the side cover). There's also a screw at the bottom of the cover. This one's a pain to loosen or remove. It can only be accessed from the side. I've just loosened it on mine so the side cover bends out enough to remove the battery. I have never re-tightened that bottom screw and had no trouble with the side cover staying in place.


Jesse--the bottom screw=same head pattern as the wheelwell screws? You mention access from the side. looks like it would be from the bottom up. can you explain further? thanks, Norm

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Going from memory on my '91 I think you can get in to that side bolt with a 10mm open end...

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 15,743 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $4,500.


Chevrolet Corvette Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
  • #2
    Vincent Parker
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 30,155 listings starting at $4,980
Used Ford Mustang
287 Great Deals out of 38,472 listings starting at $1,995
Used Porsche 911
97 Great Deals out of 5,094 listings starting at $8,998
Used Dodge Charger
247 Great Deals out of 33,171 listings starting at $495
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
56 Great Deals out of 3,221 listings starting at $4,930
Used Ford F-150
2,488 Great Deals out of 220,740 listings starting at $1,222

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 2,667 listings starting at $44,760
2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 3,232 listings starting at $42,934
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 915 listings starting at $39,500
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 672 listings starting at $35,999
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 641 listings starting at $35,111

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.