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Section 6: Maintenance
Disconnect the black jumper cable from the metal surface on the vehicle that had the dead battery.
Disconnect the other end of the black jumper cable from the negative post on the booster battery.
Disconnect the red jumper cable from the positive (+) post on the booster battery.
Disconnect the other end of the red jumper cable from the positive (+) post on the dead battery.
Drive the vehicle that had the dead battery for a while to recharge the battery or recharge the battery with a battery charger. Follow all battery charger instructions when recharging a battery with a battery charger.
Red Jumper Cable
Black Jumper Cable
Connecting Jumper Cables Refer to Figure 6-3
Inspect battery terminals for corrosion. Remove excess corrosion before connecting jumper cables.
Connect one end of the red jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal on the dead battery.
Connect the other end of the red jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal on the booster battery.
Connect one end of the black jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal on the booster battery. ! WARNING
Make connection in step 5 below to a metal surface away from the battery. Never connect to the negative (-) post of the dead battery or to a metal surface near the battery. Sparking near the battery can result in a battery gas explosion and personal injury.
5. Connect the other end of the black jumper cable to a metal surface on the vehicle that has the dead battery. Inspect jumper cables to make certain they are not in the way of moving or rotating components. Reposition any cables that will be in the way.
Make certain everyone is clear of all moving and rotating components before starting either vehicle.
Start the live vehicle and run it at a moderate speed for a few minutes to charge the dead battery.
After waiting a few minutes, start the dead vehicle. It should start within several tries. If the vehicle does not start, then the problem might be something other than the battery.
Disconnecting Jumper Cables Refer to Figure 6-3
1. Let both vehicles run for several minutes to charge up the dead battery before removing the jumper cables.
Observe usual fuel handling precautions.
Do not smoke while handling fuel.
Keep fuel away from an open flame or spark.
Refuel outdoors preferably, or in a well ventilated area.
Allow engine to cool before servicing the fuel system.
Do not fill tank with engine running or while engine is hot. Allow the engine to cool before filling. Spilling fuel over the engine, muffle , or a hot object may result in a fire or explosion.
Clean up any gasoline spills immediately.
Store the vehicle away from open flame or spark if there is fuel in the tank.
Use extra caution when handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. A fire or explosion from gasoline can burn you and others and can damage property.
Never attempt to start engine when there is a strong odor of gasoline fumes present. Locate and correct cause.
Store gasoline in an approved container and keep it out of children’s reach.
Never buy more than a 30 day supply of gasoline.
Do not fill gasoline containers inside a vehicle, on a truck, or on a trailer. Interior carpets and plastic truck bed liners insulate the container and slow loss of static charge.
When practical, remove equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel the equipment with its wheels on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel the equipment on the truck or trailer using a portable container and not a gasoline dispenser nozzle. If a gasoline dispenser nozzle must be used, keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete.
Gasoline is a poison harmful or fatal if swallowed.
Long-term exposure to vapors can cause serious injury and illness.
Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors.
Keep face away from nozzle and gas tank opening.
Keep gas away from eyes and skin.
4400EX Heavy Duty Off Road Utility Vehicle 720-051M