Connect the positive (+) charger lead to positive battery
terminal and negative (-) lead to negative terminal. If the
battery is in the vehicle, connect the negative lead to the
engine block if the vehicle has a "negative ground"
(negative battery terminals is connected to ground).
Connect the positive lead to ground if vehicle has a
"positive ground." "Rock" the charger lead clamps to
make certain a good connection has been made.
Turn the charger "ON" and slowly increase the charging
rate until recommended ampere value is reached.
CAUTION - IF SMOKE OR DENSE VAPOR COMES
FROM THE BATTERY, SHUT OFF THE CHARGER AND
REJECT THE BATTERY. IF VIOLENT GASSING OR
SPEWING OF ELECTROLYTE OCCURS, REDUCE OR
TEMPORARILY HALT THE CHARGING.
If the engine does not crank satisfactorily when a
recharged battery is installed, load test the battery as
outlined under TESTING. If the battery passes the "Load
Test", the vehicles fuel, ignition, cranking and charging
systems should be checked to locate and correct the
problem. If it does not pass the load test, the battery
should be replaced.
When an engine does not crank satisfactorily with a
battery which was not recharged before installation,
recharge the battery and subject it to the load test. If the
battery fails, replace it; if it tests satisfactorily and the
engine still does not crank satisfactorily check the vehicle
systems mentioned above to locate and correct the
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Make sure all electrical loads (lights, ignition,
accessories) are turned "OFF".
Remove battery cover (where used).
Note locations of battery positive and negative
components. Battery must be installed in the same
Loosen battery hold-down hardware and remove
battery from carrier tray.
Inspect battery cables and replace if necessary.
Clean cable connector terminals with a wire brush.
Clean and tighten battery cable ground, starter relay
and starter connections.
Inspect battery hold-down hardware and battery tray.
Replace worn or damaged parts. Remove corrosion
with a wire brush and/or wash with a weak solution of
baking soda and water. Rinse and dry. Repaint parts
if needed to prevent rusting.
Make sure no foreign objects such as stones, bolts,
nuts, etc. which could damage battery are left in
When replacing the battery, make sure that battery to be
installed has sufficient capacity to cover the electrical
requirements of the vehicle. Use of an under-capacity
battery will result in poor performance and premature
battery failure. The original equipment battery can be
used as a minimal guide, but is often misleading since the
vehicle owner may have installed additional electrical
accessories on the vehicle.
Be sure battery is at full charge when installed. If the
battery has been in storage for some time or if the
installation is being made in sub-freezing temperatures,
the battery should be given a boost charge before being
Place battery in battery tray with terminals in proper
position. Battery should rest level in tray.
Install battery hold down hardware and tighten until
battery is firm and secure.
CAUTION - DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN BATTERY HOLD-
DOWNS. OVERTIGHTENING COULD DAMAGE
BATTERY RESULTING IN EARLY FAILURE.
Apply light coat of terminal grease (IH part number
472141-C1) to battery and cable terminals to inhibit
Connect battery cables to battery. Check for proper
"Reversed" polarity may cause serious damage to the
electrical system. Connect ground cable last.
Tighten terminal fasteners as follows: DO NOT
7-10 Nm (60-90 lb. in. or 5-7 lb. ft.)
13-20 Nm (10-15 lb. ft.)
Taper Post Terminals:
5.5-8 Nm (50-60 lb. in. or 4-6 lb. ft.)
NOTE - New batteries must be coded to Indicate month
and year of installation.
Start engine and check operation of vehicles
charging system. If necessary, adjust or repair
charging system to obtain correct charging output.
Install battery cover (where used).
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