PRECAUTIONCH00K–091. Check that the battery cables are connected to the correct terminals.2. Disconnect the battery cables when the battery is given a quick charge.3. Do not do tests with a high voltage insulation resistance testor.4. Never disconnect the battery while the engine is running.CH–2–CHARGING SYSTEMPRECAUTION
PREPARATIONCH00R–07SST (SPECIAL SERVICE TOOLS)CH00T–0DRECOMMENDED TOOLSCH00V–0BEQUIPMENTTorque wrenchVernier calipersRotor (Slip ring)–CHARGING SYSTEMPREPARATIONCH–3
ON–VEHICLE INSPECTIONCH081–011. CHECK BATTERY ELECTROYTE LEVEL AND VOLTAGE(a) Check the electrolyte quantity of each cell.If under the lower level, replace the battery (or add distilledwater if possible.). Need to check the charging system.(b) Measure the battery voltage between the terminals negative(–) and positive (+) of the battery.Standard voltage:At 20°C (68°F): 12.7–12.9 VHINT:•Before measuring the voltage, turn the ignition switchOFF and turn off the electrical systems (headlight,blower motor, rear defogger etc.) for 60 seconds toremove the surface charge.•If the vehicle has been running, wait 5 minutes or moreafter the vehicle stops before measuring the batteryvoltage.If the voltage is less than specification, charge the battery.HINT: Check the indicator as shown in the illustration.2. CHECK BATTERY TERMINALS AND FUSES(a) Check that the battery terminals are not loose or corroded.If the terminals are corroded, clean the terminals.(b) Check the fuses for continuity.H–fuse:ALT 100AAM1 40AFuse:AM2 15AALT SENSING 7.5AGAUGE 15ACH–4–CHARGING SYSTEMON–VEHICLE INSPECTION
3.INSPECT DRIVE BELTHINT: A belt tensioner is used, so checking the belt tensionis not necessary.(a) Visually check the drive belt for excessive wear, frayed cords,etc.If necessary, replace the drive belt.HINT:•Cracks on the rib side of a drive belt are consideredacceptable. If the drive belt has chunks missing from theribs, it should be replaced.•The drive belt tension can be released by turning thebelt tensioner clockwise.(b) Check the belt tensioner operation.•Check that the belt tensioner moves downward whenthe drive belt is pressed down at the points indicated inthe illustration with approx. 98 N (10 kgf, 22.0 lbf) offorce.•Check the alignment of the belt tensioner pulley to makesure the drive belt will not slip off the pulley.If necessary, replace the belt tensioner.•Check that the arrow mark on the belt tensioner fallswithin area A of the scale.If it is outside area A, replace the drive belt.HINT:•When a new belt is installed, it should lie within area B.If not, the drive belt is not correct.•After installing a drive belt, check that it fits properly inthe ribbed grooves.•Check by hand to confirm that the belt has not slippedout of the groove on the bottom of the pulley.