Low Battery Voltage
To determine if low battery voltage is causing the engine to crank slowly or not crank, perform the following steps:
Explosive gas may remain in or around the battery for several hours after it has been charged. Sparks or flames can ignite this gas causing an internal explosion which could shatter the battery. Flying pieces of the battery structure and splash of the electrolyte can cause personal injury. The battery electrolyte is an acid. Extreme care should be exercised to avoid skin or eye contact with the electrolyte. If you come in contact with battery electrolyte:
- Measure battery voltage.
Replacement of Battery
Replace battery as follows:
- Remove the battery; refer to OEM guidelines.
- Install a new battery; refer to OEM guidelines.
- Verify repairs. Refer to "188.8.131.52 Test of Engine with Replaced Battery" .
Test of Engine with Replaced Battery
Perform the following to determine if the replaced battery resolved the fault:
- Attempt to start and run the engine.
- If the engine failed to start and run, check for no voltage to the starter solenoid. Refer to "15.2 No Voltage to Starter Solenoid" .
- If the engine started and ran, no further troubleshooting is required.
|Series 638 Service Manual - 6SE648|
|Generated on 10-13-2008|