Table 4-3. Troubleshooting Chart (Continued)
TEST OR INSPECTION
ENGINE DOES NOT START BUT IT TURNS OVER (Continued)
Figure 4-35. Battery Visual Checks
(7) Go to step 4b after completing the visual check.
(8) If there are cracks in battery body, replace the battery.
b. Check the specific gravity of the electrolyte in the battery. Use a hydrometer.
The electrolyte level must be kept 1/4 of an inch (6.35mm) above the top of battery plates.
DO NOT overfill the battery. The electrolyte should not overflow onto the battery when the cell
caps are set in the battery.
Use distilled water or a good grade drinking water (excluding mineral water).
(1) Remove cell caps and check the electrolyte level. Add distilled water if
(2) Check the specific gravity.
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