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Electronic
Fuel Management
System
The Electronic
Fuel Management
System monitors engine
temperature,
engine speed, and battery voltage to adjust
the choke during engine starting and warm up. There are no
adjustments
on the system. If starting or operation
problems
occur, contact Sears Service.
NOTICE:
Make sure to follow the steps below or the
Electronic
Fuel Management
System could be damaged.
= Never start the engine if the battery cables are loose.
= Turn the key to the off position before disconnecting,
removing and/or installing the battery.
Never use a battery charger to start the engine.
Never disconnect
the battery cables while the engine is
running.
When connecting
the battery cables, first connect the
positive (+) cable and then connect the negative (-) cable
to the battery.
= When charging the battery, turn the ignition switch to the
off position and disconnect
the negative (-) battery cable
from the battery.
= Do not spray water directly on the Electronic
Control Unit.
Battery
Charging
WARNING
Keep open flames
and sparks away from the
battery;
the gasses
coming
from it are highly
explosive.
Ventilate
the battery
well during
charging.
A dead battery or one too weak to start the engine may
be the result of a defect in the charging system or other
electrical
component.
If there is any doubt about the cause
of the problem, see your dealer. If you need to replace the
battery, follow the steps under Cleaning
the Battery
and
Cables.
To charge the battery, follow the instructions
provided by
the battery charger manufacturer
as well as all warnings
included in the safety rules sections of this book. Charge
the battery until fully charged.
Do not charge at a rate higher
than 10 amps.
Cleaning
the Battery
and Cables
WARNING
When removing
or installing battery
cables,
disconnect
the negative
cable FIRST and reconnect
it LAST. if not done in this order, the positive
terminal
can be shorted
to the frame
by a tool.
Figure 12
1. Disconnect the cables from the battery, negative
cable first (A, Figure 12).
2. Remove the battery hold-down strap (B) and battery.
3. Clean the battery compartment with a solution of
baking soda and water.
4. Clean the battery terminals and cable ends with a wire
brush and battery terminal cleaner until shiny.
5. Reinstall the battery in the battery compartment, and
secure with the battery hold-down strap.
6. Reattach the battery cables, positive cable first (C).
7. Coat the cable ends and battery terminals with
petroleum jelly or non-conducting
grease.
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