[title size=”2″]When Battery Needs To Be Replaced[/title]


Battery Dismantling Procedure
1. Clean the cable terminals with a wire brush and baking soda and water if they’re corroded or dirty.

2. Position the battery into the compartment. Take note of the orientation of the terminals to the starter cables {positive) and the ground cables {negative).

3. Connect the positive battery terminal to the starter and ignition cables.

4. Connect the negative battery terminal to the ground cable. If a spark was observed during installation, then there could either be:
a) a short-circuit connection on the vehicle’s electrical system, or;
b) car accessories still switched on.

5. Tighten the screws, clamps, or bars holding the battery in place.

6. Test the battery by starting the engine.

7. Connect the load tester to the battery to test charging voltage of the vehicle’s alternator.

8. Observe the load tester’s charging voltage under different vehicle load conditions (vehicle idling, with headlights on, with aircon, etc..). The normal charging voltage should range from 13.5 to 14.5 volts at any load condition.

9. Advise the customer on the alternator charging voltage findings. If there are signs of undercharging or overcharging, advise the customer to have his alternator repaired by an auto electrician.

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