3-11. BATTERY SERVICE.
Be careful not to short out battery terminals. Do not smoke or use open flame near
batteries. Batteries may explode from a spark. Battery acid is harmful to skin and eyes.
Wear eye protection when performing this procedure.
Remove rings, bracelets, wristwatches, neck chains, and any other jewelry before
working on batteries. Jewelry can catch on equipment and cause injury, or may short
across an electrical circuit and cause severe burns or electrical shock.
Access to Batteries. Remove holddown strap
(1) and open battery box cover (2).
Inspect Battery Terminals. Inspect battery
terminals (3). Clean battery with water and a
clean cloth. Make certain battery terminal
clamps are tight.
Cleaning Top of Battery. Clean top of battery
and around cell filler holes (4) with water and a
Filling Battery Cells.
Remove filler caps (5), and clean vent
holes in caps as needed.
Fill battery cell with distilled water to a
level of 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) above plates.
Install filler caps (5).
Close battery box cover (2) and install holddown