DIAGNOSE BATTERY MALFUNCTIONS
Battery Using Too Much Water
Shorted battery cell
Check battery state of charge. (See
Procedure for Testing Batteries.)
High ambient temperature
Add distilled water.
Cracked battery case
Check battery hold down clamps.
Charging Circuit Operational
Cracked Battery Case
Battery hold down clamp too tight,
Install new battery. Install hold down
too loose or missing
Keep electrolyte at correct level and
battery fully charged during cold
Low Battery Output
Low water level
See Battery Using Too Much Water
and Cracked Battery Case
Dirty or wet battery top, causing
Clean battery top. Recharge battery.
Corroded or loose battery cable
Clean and tighten cable end clamps.
Broken or loose battery posts
Wiggle posts by hand. If posts are
loose or will turn, replace battery.
Inspect belt or pulley. Adjust or
replace as necessary.