Mechanical Gas Fuel System G5.9, G8.3, G855 – Master Repair Manual 013-009   Battery Cables and Connections

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Initial Check

Initial Check

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There are two possible heavy-duty battery connections:

  • Battery terminal and clamp (1)
  • Threaded battery terminal and nut (2).
 
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 WARNING 

Batteries can emit explosive gases. To reduce the possibility of personal injury, always ventilate the compartment before servicing the batteries. To reduce the possibility of arcing, remove the negative (-) battery cable first and attach the negative (-) battery cable last.

Remove and inspect the battery cables and connections for cracks or corrosion.

Replace broken terminals, connectors, or cables.

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If the connections are corroded, use a battery brush or wire brush to clean the connections until shiny.

Make sure all debris is removed from the connecting surfaces.

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 WARNING 

Batteries can emit explosive gases. To reduce the possibility of personal injury, always ventilate the compartment before servicing the batteries. To reduce the possibility of arcing, remove the negative (-) battery cable first and attach the negative (-) battery cable last.

Install the cables and tighten the battery connections.

Coat the terminals with grease to prevent corrosion.

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Last Modified:  26-Aug-2003