Checking the Battery

Keep the battery clean. Any evidence of corrosion around the battery posts or terminals should be removed using a solution of household baking soda and warm water. After the battery terminals are dry, cover them with a light coating of grease.

WARNING:

carefully when handling a battery.Always read the following instructions
carefully when handling a battery.

flames or sparks away from the battery.Keep lighted cigarettes and all other
flames or sparks away from the battery.

gas, is always present in battery cells and may explode if ignited.Hydrogen, which is a highly combustible
gas, is always present in battery cells and may explode if ignited.

children because batteries contain highly corrosive SULFURIC ACID. Do not allowKeep batteries out of the reach of
children because batteries contain highly corrosive SULFURIC ACID. Do not allow battery acid to contact your skin, eyes, clothing or paint finish.

eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediateIf any electrolyte gets into your
eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth until medical attention is received. If electrolyte gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the contacted area. If you feel a pain or a burning sensation, get medical attention immediately.

or working near a battery. Always provide ventilation when working in an enclosedWear eye protection when charging
or working near a battery. Always provide ventilation when working in an enclosed space.

can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose the battery accordingAn inappropriately disposed battery
can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose the battery according to your local law(s) or regulation.

o When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the case may cause battery acid to leak, resulting in personal injury. Lift with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite corners.

o Never attempt to charge the battery when the battery cables are connected.

o The electrical ignition system works with high voltage. Never touch these components with the engine running or the ignition switched on.

The radiator fan is controlled by engine coolant temperature and may sometimes operate even when the engine is not running. Use extreme caution when working near the blades of the cooling fan, so that you are not injured by a rotating fan blade. As the coolant temperature decreases the fan will automatically shut off. This is a normal condition.

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