BATTERY CABLES REPLACEMENT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Removal, Cleaning and Inspection, Installation
Tools and Special Tools
Tool kit, general mechanics (Item 31, WP 0204 00)
Apron, utility, impermeable (Item 2, WP 0204 00)
Puller, battery terminal (Item 21, WP 0204 00)
Grease, GAA (Item 16, WP 0203 00)
Rag, wiping (Item 22, WP 0203 00)
Materials/Parts - Continued
Strap, tiedown (Item 27, WP 0203 00)
Tag, marker (Item 28, WP 0203 00)
WP 0109 00
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must be worn when working around batteries.
Do not smoke, use open flame, make sparks or create other ignition sources around batteries. If a battery
is giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury to personnel. Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID
tags, watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will result in
instant heating, damage to equipment, and injury to personnel.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If battery corrosion or electrolyte makes
contact with skin, eyes or clothing, take immediate action to stop the corrosive burning effects. Failure
to follow these procedures may result in death or serious injury to personnel.
Eyes. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical attention immedi-
Skin. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek medical attention
Internal. If corrosion or electrolyte is ingested, drink large amounts of water or milk. Follow
with milk of magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable oil. Seek medical attention immediately.
Clothing/Equipment. Wash area with large amounts of cold water. Neutralize acid with bak-
ing soda or household ammonia.