1J-6 Charging System:
Jump Starting in Case of Emergency
With Auxiliary (Booster) Battery
If vehicle is manual transaxle model and has
a catalytic converter, do not push or tow it to
start. Damage to its emission system and/or
to other parts may result.
Both booster and discharged battery should be treated
carefully when using jumper cables. Follow the
procedure outlined as follows, being careful not to cause
• Departure from these conditions or
procedure described as follows could
– Serious personal injury (particularly to
eyes) or property damage from such
causes as battery explosion, battery
acid, or electrical burns.
– Damage to electronic components of
• Remove rings, watches, and other jewelry.
Wear approved eye protection.
• Be careful so that metal tools or jumper
cables do not contact positive battery
terminal (or metal in contact with it) and
any other metal on vehicle, because a
short circuit could occur.
• Do not connect negative cable directly to
negative terminal of dead battery.
1) Set parking brake and place automatic transaxle in
PARK (NEUTRAL on manual transaxle). Turn off
ignition, turn off lights and all other electrical loads.
2) Check electrolyte level. If it is below low level line,
add distilled water.
3) Attach end of one jumper cable to positive terminal
of booster battery and the other end of the same
cable to positive terminal of discharged battery. (Use
12-volt battery only to jump start engine).
4) Attach one end of the remaining negative cable to
negative terminal of booster battery, and the other
end to a solid engine ground (such as exhaust
manifold) at least 45 cm (18 in.) away from battery of
vehicle being started.
5) Start engine of vehicle with booster battery and turn
off electrical accessories. Then start engine of the
vehicle with discharged battery.
6) Disconnect jumper cables in the exact reverse order.
With Charging Equipment
When jump starting engine with charging
equipment, be sure equipment used is 12-
volt and negative ground. Do not use 24-volt
charging equipment. Using such equipment
can cause serious damage to electrical
system or electronic parts.
Battery Dismounting and Remounting
1) Disconnect negative cable (3).
2) Disconnect positive cable (2).
3) Remove retainer (4).
4) Remove battery (1).
When handling battery, the following safety precautions
should be followed:
• Hydrogen gas is produced by battery. A flame or
spark near battery may cause the gas to ignite.
• Battery fluid is highly acidic. Avoid spilling on clothing
or other fabric. Any spilled electrolyte should be
flushed with large quantity of water and cleaned