Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
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construction. The maintenance free battery has a strong ability to withstand damaging effects of overcharge due to the heavy duty plates and premium
BUILT-IN TEST INDICATOR (HYDROMETER)
The test indicator is a built-in hydrometer on top of battery case and provides visual information for battery testing (Figure 1). The test indicator is to be
It is important when observing the test indicator that the battery be relatively level and have a clean top to see the correct indication. A light may be
DO NOT USE OPEN FLAME
Under normal operation conditions two of three indications can be observed (Figure 2):
Green dot visible in viewing port.
Any green appearance is interpreted as a "green dot" and the battery is adequately charged for testing. On rare occasions following prolonged
Dark or green dot not visible in viewing port.
If there is a cranking complaint, battery should be tested as described in "Load Test" section and the vehicles charging system should be checked as
ON RARE OCCASIONS TEST INDICATOR MAY TURN LIGHT YELLOW. IN THIS CASE, THE VEHICLE'S CHARGING
Battery Inspection, Charging Procedure & Recommendations & Test Procedures Information
BATTERY VISUAL INSPECTION
Make sure ignition switch is in "Off" position and all battery feed accessories are off.
Disconnect battery cables at battery Negative first.
Remove battery hold-down clamp and remove battery from vehicle.
CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN, IN THE EVENT BATTERY CASE IS CRACKED OR LEAKING, TO PROTECT HANDS FROM THE
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