Figure 4-10. Battery service
Tighten all filler caps
(1) Removal. Open battery cover and
securely. Clean battery posts, cable terminals, and top
remove side panels. Raise seat to locked position to
of battery with a solution of baking soda and water. Use
provide clearance when removing battery from truck.
care to prevent solution from entering filler caps and
Disconnect battery receptacle (fig. 4-4). Attach a hoist
getting into battery. After foaming from solution stops,
of sufficient capacity to lifting eyes on battery and lift
flush battery with clean, fresh water.
battery and receptacle connector from the truck.
(3) Inspection and testing.
(a) Check cables for frayed insulation, broken
strands, and damaged terminals.
Do not clean or flush top of battery while
installed in truck.