TROUBLESHOOTING THE M998 ELECT SYST. - OD1617 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
Using a battery tester, check the specific gravity of the
This procedure can be found in paragraph 4-56 of the
If the specific gravity is below 1.250, charge or replace the
The procedures for replacing the batteries can also be
found in paragraph 4-56 of the TM.
Remove the companion seat/battery box, following the
procedures in paragraph 10-22 of the TM.
After the companion
seat/battery box is removed, remove and clean all battery cable
Using a multimeter, check for continuity across the
shunt in the battery compartment.
If continuity is not present,
replace the shunt, following the procedures found in paragraph 4-60
of the TM.
Working under the vehicle, check and clean the starter
connections 6A and 7A.
Check for frayed or worn insulation on the
battery cables. If the cables are found to be frayed or worn, repair
or replace the defective cable(s), following the procedures in
paragraph 4-53 of the TM. Now check the battery clamps for missing
parts and/or corrosion; clean and replace the battery clamps,
following the procedures contained in paragraph 4-52 of the TM.
Finally, check the continuity on all battery cables.
is not present, replace the cables, following the procedures in
paragraph 4-53 of the TM. Be sure to install and secure all battery
Check lead 81A at the starter for battery voltage.
battery voltage is not present, repair the engine wiring harness,
following the procedures contained in paragraph 4-62 of the TM.
the wiring harness is not repairable, notify intermediate direct
support (IDS) maintenance.
The negative battery cable must be disconnected
protective control box, or injury to personnel or
damage to equipment may result.