dampened with cleaning solvent (fed. spec. P-D-680).
(2) Disconnect the cables (10, 12, and 13, fig.
(3) Inspect all parts for cracks, corrosion, damaged
4-24) from the batteries (14).
paint, stripped threads, and other damage. Touch up
(3) Lift the batteries (14) from the battery box
damaged paint. Replace damaged parts.
(4) If necessary, service the batteries as directed in
(4) If the battery box is damaged, remove the
subparagraph a above. d. Reassembly and Installation.
cap screws (15), nuts (16), lock washers (17), and lock
Refer to figure 4-24 and install the batteries, battery box,
washers (18) that secure the battery box (19) to the
and cables in the reverse order of removal. After
chassis frame; remove the battery box.
installation, be sure that you coat battery terminals with
c. Cleaning and Inspection.
GAA lubricant to prevent corrosion.
(1) Clean the battery tops and the cable ends
with a solution of water and baking soda to neutralize
any acid on the parts. Prevent the solution from
entering the batteries.
Disconnect the battery cable from the positive
Clean all parts in a well-ventilated area.
battery terminal before disconnecting any other
Avoid inhalation of solvent fumes and
leads from the engine components. This will
prolonged exposure of the skin to cleaning
prevent shorts which could damage the
solvent. Wash exposed skin thoroughly.
alternator, voltage regulator, or other parts.
Dry cleaning solvent (fed. spec. P-D-680)
used to clean parts is potentially dangerous
(1) Loosen the adjusting screw (1, fig. 4-25) and
to personnel and property. Do not use near
push the alternator toward the engine to loosen the fan
belt. Disengage the fan belt from the alternator drive
open flame or excessive heat. Flash point of
solvent is 100° to 138 ° F (38 ° to 59 °C).
(2) Flush the metallic parts with a solution of
water and baking soda to neutralize any spilled acid.
Remove any greasy or gummy deposits with a cloth