BATTERIES, BATTERY BOX, AND BATTERY CABLE ASSEMBLY SERVICE/TEST/REPAIR/REPLACE
Clean battery cable assemblies (6) as follows:
Lift and rotate battery terminal covers (7) to expose terminals (8) and terminal lugs (9).
Disconnect battery cable from negative battery post before disconnecting any other leads
from engine components. This precaution will prevent short circuits which could damage
the alternator, voltage regulator, or other electrical components.
When removing battery cable, use battery terminal puller to remove loosened terminal
lugs. Forcing battery terminal lugs off without using puller may damage the battery
Never disconnect battery while alternator is operating
Loosen nuts (10) on negative terminal lugs (9).
Remove negative battery cable assembly (6) from
two negative battery terminals (8) using battery
Remove remaining cable assemblies if corrosion is
Use battery brush (11) to clean terminal lugs (9)
and terminals (8).
Connect positive battery cables to battery first
to prevent shocks to personnel and damage to
other electrical system components.
Install cable terminal lugs (9) to terminals (8) and
tighten nuts (10).
Apply grease to lugs and terminals to prevent
Rotate battery terminal covers (7) onto terminals
Clean batteries (12) by wiping dirt and deposits from
top surface with a clean cloth and solution of baking
soda and water.