Onvehicle Inspection

CAUTION:

If the battery is weak or if the engine is difficult to start, recharge the battery and perform the inspections again before returning the vehicle to the customer.

CHECK BATTERY CONDITION

(a) Check the battery for damage and deformation. If severe damage, deformation or leakage is found, replace the battery.

(b) Check the volume of electrolyte in each cell.

(1) For batteries that are maintenance-free:

• If the electrolyte volume is below the lower line, replace the battery.

• If the electrolyte volume is above the lower line, check the battery voltage when cranking the engine.

• If the voltage is less than 9.6 V, recharge or replace the battery.

HINT:

Before checking the battery voltage, turn off all the electrical systems (headlights, blower motor, etc.).

(2) For batteries that are not maintenance-free:

• If the electrolyte volume is below the lower line, add distilled water to each cell. Then, recharge the battery and check the specific gravity of the electrolyte.

Standard specific gravity:

1.25 to 1.29 at 20 °C ( 68 °F) If the electrolyte volume is above the lower line, check the battery voltage when cranking the engine. If the voltage is less than 9.6 V, recharge or replace the battery. HINT:

Before checking the battery voltage, turn off all the electrical systems (headlights, blower motor, rear defogger, etc.).

CHECK BATTERY TERMINAL AND FUSE

(a) Check that the battery terminals are not loose or corroded.

If the terminals are corroded, clean the terminals.

(b) Measure the resistance of the H-fuse and fuses. Standard resistance:

Below 1 Q

If the results are not as specified, replace the fuses as necessary.

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