Table 1. Engine Does Not Crank or Cranks Slowly.
TEST OR INSPECTION
Engine Does Not Crank or
· Hot engine components can cause injury from burns.
· Before performing maintenance on engine, allow engine and components
to cool completely.
· Make sure battery disconnect switch is in OFF position before replacing
battery. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to
personnel or damage to equipment.
· 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 to personnel. 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 or
· 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 this warning may result in severe burns to personnel.
· Do not crank engine for more than 30 seconds. Wait at least 3 minutes
before cranking engine to allow starter motor to cool.
· If engine does not crank, do not hold ignition switch in the start position
for more than 10 seconds.