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How do i attach the charger to the battery

Do i need to take the terminals off ie disconnect the battery, before attaching the crocodiles to start charging?

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No, that is not necessary, just connect the charger, if it has an amperage adjustment and the battery is completely dead charge it slow at about 5amps for 5 hours or charge it faster at about 10amps for two hours, either will work.

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I do not know if it will help you now, but the problem that I had and I know someone else had with these same symptoms, no crank, but radio, headlights work, etc.

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3. Once the cables from the charger are properly connected to the battery, you can plug in the charger and turn on the power.

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This is a strange one!
The best way to charge the battery is with it disconnected.
But saying that it should charge with it connected.
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Section 03-06A: Starting System, Gasoline Engines 1996 F-Series and Bronco Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Starter Motor stj~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: WHEN SERVICING STARTER MOTOR OR PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE IN THE AREA OF THE STARTER MOTOR, NOTE THE HEAVY GAUGE INPUT LEAD CONNECTED TO THE STARTER SOLENOID IS HOT AT ALL TIMES.
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