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How to check auxiliary battery for fluid level

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If its not a maintenance free battery it should have some caps on top that you can pop off and look down inside to see the level only fill to the top of the split tube

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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Have Ford E350 Cutaway Diesel. Apparently batteries are dead. They are located under the vehicle, behind the driver side. How are these batteries changed?


SECTION 414-01: Battery, Mounting and Cables 2005 E-Series Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 07/01/2004 Battery - Auxiliary adobe.gif Printable View (264 KB) Removal
ani_caut.gif WARNING: Batteries normally produce explosive gases which can cause personal injury. Therefore, do not allow flames, sparks or lighted substances to come near the battery. When charging or working near a battery, always shield your face and protect your eyes. Always provide ventilation. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
ani_caut.gif WARNING: Keep body from under the auxiliary or secondary battery when disconnecting or reconnecting the auxiliary battery safety straps since the battery weighs 50 pounds and bodily injury can result. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Failure to accurately follow the battery disconnect procedures described in this section may result in vehicle or component damage.
    NOTE: The preferred method of service requires the use of a floor hoist to lift the vehicle overhead, and a transmission jack to support and lower the auxiliary battery case.
    NOTE: The auxiliary battery can be charged while the auxiliary battery safety straps are connected to the vehicle. Follow the procedures up to and including disconnection of the auxiliary battery cables.
    Disable the vehicle electrical supply. For additional information, refer to Dual Battery Disconnect in this section.
  1. Remove the 2 auxiliary battery cable harness screws retaining the harness to the frame.
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  1. Support the bottom of the auxiliary battery and case with a transmission jack.
  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to the auxiliary battery case, cover the battery cables during the lowering process. It is recommended to loosen the auxiliary battery case cover bolts before lowering the battery box.
    Remove the auxiliary battery case from the frame.
    1. Remove the upper RH auxiliary case -to- frame bolt.
    1. Loosen, but do not remove, the 3 remaining battery case-to-frame bolts.
    1. Raise the battery case up and to the right to dislodge the battery case from the 3 remaining bolts.
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  1. Lower the auxiliary battery and case until tension is present on the safety straps.
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  1. Remove the 2 bolts and disengage the battery case cover.
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  1. Remove the auxiliary battery cables.
  1. Remove the 2 auxiliary battery case safety strap to frame bolts.
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  1. Remove the hold-down wedge.
  1. ani_caut.gif WARNING: When lifting a battery, excessive pressure on the end walls could cause acid to spew through the vent caps, resulting in personal injury. Lift with a battery carrier or with your hands on opposite corners. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
    Support the battery and case with a transmission jack. Disengage the safety straps and roll the auxiliary battery and case on the transmission jack away from the vehicle.

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Where do you put the transmission fluid?


There should be a dipstick, but some modenr transmissions are sealed and have no dipstick, and have a drain bolt instead.
LEVEL CHECK Inaccurate fluid level readings may result if the fluid is checked immediately after the vehicle has been operated under any or all of the following conditions:
  • In high ambient temperatures above 90°F (32°C).
  • At sustained high speeds.
  • In heavy city traffic during hot weather.
  • As a towing vehicle.
  • In commercial service (taxi or police use).
  • If the vehicle has been operated under these conditions, shut the engine OFF and allow the vehicle to cool for 30 minutes.
NOTE: The transaxle in your vehicle requires special procedures for checking and adding automatic transmission fluid. Fig. 1: Location of the fluid level screw and the fill/vent cap needed to check the fluid for the 4T40E automatic transaxle 87951085.gif
Fig. 2: The transaxle vent is also the transaxle fill cap 93201p22.jpg
Fig. 3: The vent cap is obstructed by the intake duct on the 3.1L engine. You will probably need to the remove the air intake duct 93201p30.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Place a container under the fluid level screw. Fig. 4: The fluid level screw (see arrow) is located above the transaxle pan on the passenger side of the vehicle 93201p42.jpg

  4. Remove the fluid level screw.
  5. Ensure the oil level is at the bottom of the level screw. NOTE: Because the transaxle operates correctly over a range of fluid levels, the fluid may or may not drain out of the screw hole after removing the screw. If the fluid drains through the screw hole the transaxle may have been overfilled. When the fluid stops draining the fluid level is correct, and you may install the level screw. If the fluid does not drain through the screw hole, the transaxle may have been low. Add fluid at the vent cap location in 1 pint ( 1?2 liter) increments until the oil level is at the bottom of the oil level hole. Use a long necked funnel to avoid spillage.
  6. Install the oil level screw and tighten to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Feb 12, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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Underhood Check
  • Engine oil--Check the engine oil level.
  • Coolant--Check the radiator coolant level in the reservoir.
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  • Automatic transmission--Check the fluid level.
  • Master cylinder--Check the fluid level.
  • Power Steering--Check the fluid level.
  • Windshield washer--Check the fluid level.
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    Add it to the clear plastic overflow tank. --- Underhood Check
  • Engine oil--Check the engine oil level.
  • Coolant--Check the radiator coolant level in the reservoir.
  • Battery-- Visually check battery cables and connections.
  • Automatic transmission--Check the fluid level.
  • Master cylinder--Check the fluid level.
  • Power Steering--Check the fluid level.
  • Windshield washer--Check the fluid level.
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  • Engine oil--Check the engine oil level.
  • Coolant--Check the radiator coolant level in the reservoir.
  • Battery-- Visually check battery cables and connections.
  • Automatic transmission--Check the fluid level.
  • Master cylinder--Check the fluid level.
  • Power Steering--Check the fluid level.
  • Windshield washer--Check the fluid level.
  • Belts & hoses--Visually check all belts and hoses for wear. NOTE: In addition to the items listed above there are cases with some manufacturer's where odd components such as manual transmission/transaxles and front differentials many be equipped with a dipstick found underhood for fluid level check. If you are unsure of a dipstick on your vehicle, check with the owners manual. 89531p07.jpg
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