3-9. STARTING SYSTEM TROUBLESHOOTING (CONT)
TEST OR INSPECTION
3. STARTER CRANKS SLOWLY.
Connect an external 24 volt dc supply to slave receptacle.
Apply parking brake and place transmission control lever in N (neu-
t r a l ) p o s i t i o n .
Place ignition key switch in start position.
a. If starter cranks normally check battery specific gravity (page
Charge or replace batteries as necessary.
b. If starter cranks slowly, place ignition key switch in off posi-
tion and disconnect external supply from slave receptacle. Go to
step 2 below.
Remove engine oil dipstick (page 4-2) and check if engine oil is not
proper weight (high viscosity).
a. If engine oil is not proper weight, drain engine oil (page 4-2)
and replace oil filter (see LO 5-3805-262-12).
b. If engine oil is okay, install engine oil dipstick and go to
step 3 below.
Check security of starter mounting capscrews.
a. If capscrews are loose, tighten (page 5-22).
b. If capscrews are tight, go to step 4 below.
Step 4. Check for loose or corroded cable connections at batteries, starter,
s t a r t e r s o l e n o i d , a n d s t a r t e r r e l a y.
a. Clean and tighten cable connections as necessary (pages 5-162
b. If connections are okay, go to step 5 below.