· To avoid injury, eye protection, and acid-resistant gloves must be worn when working
around batteries. Do not smoke, use open flame, make sparks, or create other ignition
sources around batteries. If a battery is giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury.
Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags, watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool
contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will result in instant heating, damage to
equipment, and injury.
· Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause burns. If battery corrosion or electrolyte
makes contact with skin, eyes, or clothing, take immediate action to stop the corrosive
burning effects. Failure to follow these procedures may cause injury.
· Always disconnect the negative (-) battery cable before servicing battery or positive (+)
battery cable. Failure to do so can result in damage to electrical system.
· Do not allow battery cable ends to contact each other or roller. Failure to follow this
caution may cause damage to battery or electrical system.
Clean top of batteries with a clean rag prior to inspection.
Raise terminal covers (Figure 1, Items 6 and 7) and inspect battery terminals (Figure 1, Items 10 and 12) on
both batteries (Figure 1, Items 11 and 16) for corrosion and looseness.
Raise terminal covers (Figure 1, Item 2) and inspect battery terminals (Figure 1, Items 3 and 17) for corrosion
If terminals (Figure 1, Items 3, 10, 12, or 17) are loose, replace battery (Figure 1, Items 1 or 11). Refer
to REMOVAL in this work package.
If terminals (Figure 1, Items 3, 10, 12, or 17) are corroded, clean terminals and coat with petrolatum.
Install terminal covers (Figure 1, Item 7).
Inspect batteries (Figure 1, Items 11 and 16) for cracks or signs of leakage. If damaged, replace batteries,
refer to REMOVAL in this work package.
Inspect battery brackets (Figure 1, Item 13) for looseness. If brackets are loose, tighten nuts
(Figure 1, Item 14).