BATTERY BOX - REPAIR.
This Task Covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive (Appendix B, Section III, Item 1). K,
Electric Welder (Appendix B, Section III, Item 3).
Materials Parts Required
Wiping Rags (Appendix E, Section II, Item 1).
Dry cleaning solvent (Appendix E, Section II, Item 3).
Terminal, Battery, Positive (Appendix H, Section II, Item 78).
Terminal Battery, Negative (Appendix H, Section II, Item 79).
Unit shut down and cool.
Battery Box Removed (para. 4-26).
FM 43-2, Metal Body Repair and Related Operations.
TM 9-237, Welding Theory and Application.
TM 43-0139, Painting Instruction for Field Use.
Repair. (Refer to Figure 5-6).
Dry cleaning solvent is flammable. Do not use near open flame or non-
ventilated places. Keep solvent away from open flames or sparks. Avoid
inhaling solvent fumes. Avoid contact with skin. Flash point of solvent is 100°
F to 138° F (38° C to 59°C).
DO NOT smoke when working with solvents.
Thoroughly flush out battery box (1) with dry-cleaning solvent. Observe all warnings listed above.
Inspect all sheet metal parts for cracks or broken weldments, dents or distortion. Repair as required.
Clean off corrosion with wire brush, then repaint in accordance with TM 43-0139.
Fix Dents as needed. (Reference FM 43-2).
Weld cracks as needed. (Reference TM 9-237).