BATTERY SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT
Inspection, Removal, Installation
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's, Automotive (WP
Battery disconnect switch in OFF position
Cotter Pin (2)
This work package contains instructions for inspection, removal, and installation of two types of batteries: 12 VDC
and 6 VDC.
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 cause instant heating, damage to
equipment, and injury to personnel.
Ensure battery disconnect switch is in OFF position before performing this task. Failure to
follow this warning may result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious 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 result in injury or death
Eyes. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical
Skin. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek
medical attention as required.
Internal. If corrosion or electrolyte is ingested, drink large amounts of water or
milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Seek medical
Clothing/Equipment. Wash area with large amounts of cold water. Neutralize
acid with baking soda or household ammonia.
Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use
assistance during procedure. Ensure any lifting equipment used is in good condition and
of suitable load capacity. Keep clear of heavy parts supported only by lifting equipment.
Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
Be careful not to touch tool used to disconnect or connect cable clamp to any part of
machine. Sparks may occur resulting in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.