Corroded or damaged terminals may cause starting difficulties.
Corroded or Damaged Battery Terminal Repair
To determine if corroded or damaged terminals is causing starting difficulty:
1. Visually inspect terminals for corrosion or damage.
[a] If corrosion or damage is not found, check the magnetic switch; refer to section 4.4.
[b] If corrosion or damage is found, repair is necessary; go to step 2.
2. Repair or replace any corroded or damaged terminals; refer to OEM guidelines.
3. Verify repair of corroded or damaged terminals; refer to section 188.8.131.52.
Test with Repaired Battery Terminals
Perform the following steps to determine if the repair resolved starting difficulty:
1. Attempt to start and run the engine.
[a] If the engine starts and runs, no further troubleshooting is required. Shut down the
[b] If the engine fails to start and run, check the magnetic switch; refer to section 4.4.