8-44. BATTERY CABLES AND TERMINALS SERVICE/REPLACEMENT
This Task Covers:
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
(Item 18, Appendix F)
Petroleum Jelly (Item 14, Appendix C)
Rags (Item 26, Appendix C)
Soda Solution (Item 36, Appendix C)
Tags (Item 39, Appendix C)
Tie Wrap (Item 41, Appendix C)
· Do not smoke or allow flame or sparks in
the vicinity while servicing, removing, or
installing batteries. Never disconnect any
charging unit circuit or battery circuit cable from
battery when the charging unit is operating.
Batteries generate hydrogen, a highly explosive
gas. Severe personal injury could result.
· To avoid sparks when removing battery cables,
always begin by removing negative battery cable
· Batteries are filled with acid electrolyte solution.
Always wear protective clothing, rubber gloves,
and eye protection when servicing, removing or
· Always check electrolyte level with engine
stopped. Do not smoke when checking the
battery. Do not use an exposed flame to check
battery levels. Protect eyes when checking
· Do not overfill batteries so that water splashes
acid from cell openings. Battery acid can cause
skin irritations or burns.
Remove auxiliary battery box cover (1) from auxiliary battery box (2).
Unhook two rubber hooks (3) and remove battery box cover (1) from battery box (2).