2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 411Get this manual

2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 411

ELECTRICAL Conventional Battery InspectionRemoval The battery is located on LH rear side of the vehicle, under the LR fender
level lineTo remove the battery: WARNING Vent tube must be free from obstructions and kinks and securely installedIf not,
battery gases could accumulate and cause an explosionThe vent tube should be routed away from frame and body to prevent contact
with Route the cables correctly5Reinstall the holder strap Maintain between upper and lower level marks Conventional Battery
Testing Whenever service complaint is related to either the starting or charging systems, the battery should be checked firstFollowing
are three tests which can easily be made on battery to determine its condition: OCV Test, Specific Gravity Test and Load
Test 1Disconnect holder strap and remove covers2Disconnect battery negative (-) (black) cable first, followed by the positive
(+) (red) cable CAUTION Whenever removing or reinstalling the battery, disconnect the negative (black) cable first and reinstall