Repair. (Refer to Figure 4-18).
DO NOT allow baking soda solution to enter batteries; batteries would be
Flush metallic parts and battery cable ends with a solution of baking soda and water to neutralize any acid on
Clean battery tops with baking soda and water solution.
Clean all parts in a well ventilated area. Avoid inhalation of solvent fumes and
prolonged exposure of the skin to the cleaning solvent. Failure to do so can
cause severe injury or death. Do not use near flame or excessive heat. Flash
point of solvent is 100° F to 138° F (38° C to 59° C).
Remove any grease or gummy deposits with dry cleaning solvent.
Inspect batteries for cracks, loose posts or other damage. Replace if needed.
Inspect battery cables for corrosion, breaks or deteriorated insulation. Replace if damaged.
Inspect all sheet metal parts for cracked or broken weldments, dents or distortion. Replace as required.
Perform continuity test on all wires, until continuity is indicated.
Inspect all parts for obvious wear or damage. Replace as required.
If cables are damaged, first lift up terminal cover (1) from battery terminal lug (2), remove damaged cable (3) from
battery terminal lug (2) by removing nut (4) and bolt (5).
Attach new cable (3) to terminal lugs (2) by installing bolts (5) and nuts (4) onto terminal lugs (2).