Table 5-3. Direct and General Support Maintenance Troubleshooting (Continued)
TEST OR INSPECTION
3. THE BATTERY FAILS TO CHARGE
Check the battery.
Figure 5-60. Visual Battery Checks
Check the battery visually.
Make sure the battery cables are tight on the terminals. They should not be able to be moved by
Make sure the battery ground connection is securely fastened.
If there is any corrosion on the battery or around the terminals, rinse it off with a baking soda and
If there is dirt on the top of the battery, brush it off.
If the cable insulation is frayed or broken, replace the cable and go to Step 1b if the battery still
fails to charge.
If there are cracks in the sides or the cover of the battery, replace it and go to Step 1b if the
battery still fails to charge.