4-27. BATTERY BOX ASSEMBLY - REPLACE/REPAIR.
This Task Covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive (Appendix B, Section III, Item 1)
Multimeter (Appendix B, Section II, Item 2)
Dry-cleaning Solvent (Appendix E, Section II, Item 3)
Battery Electrolyte (Appendix E, Section II, Item 10)
Apron (Appendix B, Section III, Item 2).
Rubber gloves (Appendix B, Section III, Item 2).
Distilled water (Appendix E, Section II, Item 29).
Rags, wiping (Appendix E, Section II, Item 1).
Locknut (Appendix H, Section II, Item 47).
Nut, self-locking (Appendix H, Section II, Item 10).
Unit shut down and cool
Battery Box Removed (para. 4-26).
Do not smoke or use open flame around batteries. Batteries generate
explosive hydrogen gas.
Battery acid is harmful Wear safety glasses and rubber gloves when
performing battery maintenance.
If battery acid touches your skin or eyes, flush with running water for at least
60 seconds Seek medical help immediately.
Do not lay tools on top of batteries A spark or short could cause battery
Protect your face by not standing directly over the top of batteries.
Do not remove sealing device on electrolyte until ready to fill batteries
Before servicing, disconnect ground cable to prevent damage to the batteries.
Batteries shall be charged full at a constant 15 volts before being put into
service. A specific gravity reading should be taken at 30 minute intervals until
batteries remain at a constant 15 volts.
Charging current should not exceed 6 amps