BATTERY CABLE MAINTENANCE.
This task covers:
a. Cable Disconnection
d. Cable Installation
b. Inspection and Cleaning
e. Cable Connection
c. Cable Removal
Accessory wiring terminal board covers
removed. (See paragraph 4-46)
General Safety Instructions
Always wear goggles and rubber gloves.
DO NOT perform battery system maintenance while smoking or near fire, flames, or sparks.
Remove all jewelry.
Rotate covers to underside of clamp as each cable is disconnected.
Battery acid (electrolyte) is extremely dangerous. Always wear goggles
and rubber gloves when performing battery checks or inspections.
Serious injury to personnel will result if battery acid contacts skin or
DO NOT perform battery system checks or inspections while smoking
or near fire, flames, or sparks. Batteries may explode, causing serious
injury or death to personnel.
Rotate covers to underside of clamps as each cable is disconnected.
Remove all jewelry such as dog tags, rings, bracelets, etc. If jewelry or
disconnected battery ground cable contacts battery terminal, a direct
short will result. Failure to follow proper disconnection procedures will
result in serious injury or
death to personnel,
or equipment damage.
truck is not equipped with winterization kits, perform steps 2-5.
disconnecting negative cables, perform steps 2 and 3.
disconnecting positive cables, perform steps 2-5.
Loosen stud (27) and remove battery box cover (26).
Slide back cover (23) from clamp (22) of negative cable (3). Loosen nut (21) and disconnect
negative cable from front battery (4) negative (-) terminal. Rotate cover to underside of