housing and engine block. Check that dip-stick fits
securely into housing with no leaks.
3-25. SKID- BASE ASSEMBLY.
Battery electrolyte can cause severe burns to
the skin. Always flush exposed parts of the
skin with water as quickly as possible.
a. Inspect (see figure 3-23).
(1) Battery Frame Bottom. On ASK equipped gener-
ators, remove BATTERIES access door. Inspect battery
frame bottom (6) for dents, cracks, corrosion, or other
physical damage. Check to see that battery frame bottom
is free of corrosion.
(2) Battery Frame Top. Inspect battery frame top
(2) for dents, cranks, corrosion, or other physical
damage. Check to see that battery tray (8) is free of
corrosion. Check that battery tray is securely at-
tached to skid-base (9) with screw (7). Check that
battery frame top (2) is securely attached to battery
frame bottom (6) with hook bolts (3), nuts (4) washer
(3) Inspecting Ground Stud (see figure 3-24). On ASK
equipped generators, lift rear panel flap and inspect
ground stud for deformed threads, corrosion, or other
physical damage. Check that ground stud is securely
attached to skid-base. Check that connections to stud are
clean and tight.
(4) Inspect ground wire and ground rod for physical
damage and check that connections are tight.
b. Cleaning. Remove corrosion with a suitable
neutralizing agent. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Figure 3-24. Ground Stud