BATTERY AND BATTERY BOX
General- The battery supplies the electrical power necessary to operate the starter to start the engine. It is a
2-yvolt, lead-acid type, and it is mounted in a covered battery box which is secured to the support on the trailer frame.
The negative battery ter-tnl1 is connected to the frame with a ground strap. The positive battery ter-1nAl connects to a
terminal on the starter by means of a battery cable.
Removal and disassembly-
Refer to Fig.3-7. Remove battery and disassemble the battery box as necessary to
replace defective components.
Cleaning and Inspection -
Clean the battery box, battery terminals, and cables, and cover them with a mild bioarbonate of soda solution to
remove loose corrosion.
Remove loose paint from bare spots and repaint.
Inspect battery cables for damaged insulation.
Inspect battery for cracks, leaking, loose ter-n-1ls, or other damage.
Inspect battery box for rusting due to corrosion.
Replace damaged parts as necessary.
Reassembly & Installation -
Refer to figure 3-7 and reinstall the battery box and battery.
Notes The two cap screws with the special thin heads go inside the battery box.
FIGURE 3-7. BATTERY BOX-DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY