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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Battery Test

Warning: A battery can explode if you do not follow proper procedure, causing serious injury to anyone nearby. Follow all procedures carefully and keep sparks and open flames away from battery.
Use either a JCI or Bear ARBST tester, and follow manufacturer's procedures. If you don't have one of these computerized testers, follow this conventional test procedure.
1. Be sure temperature of electrolyte is between 70ºF and 100ºF.
2. Inspect battery case for cracks or leaks. If case is damaged, replace battery. If case looks OK, go to step 3.
3. Apply a 300 amp load for 15 seconds to remove surface charge.
4. Wait 15 seconds, then apply a test load of 280 amps for 15 seconds.
5. Record battery voltage. If voltage is above 9.6 volts, battery is OK. If voltage is below 9.6 volts, go to step 7.
6. Charge battery on High (40 amps) until battery is charged, plus an additional 30 minutes. If battery charge is very low, it may be required to bypass charger's polarity protection circuitry. If battery is charged within three hours, battery is OK. If battery is not charged within three hours, replace battery.

Chevrolet Captiva service manual contains detailed procedures for testing the vehicle's battery to ensure its optimal performance and reliability. One of the primary tests outlined in the manual is the battery load test, which involves using a multimeter or battery tester to measure the voltage and capacity of the battery. This test helps determine if the battery is in good condition, needs recharging, or requires replacement.

Regular battery testing is essential as it can uncover potential issues before they escalate into more significant problems. A weak or failing battery can lead to various issues such as starting problems, electrical malfunctions, and even engine performance issues. By conducting periodic battery tests as recommended in the manual, owners and technicians can identify and address battery-related issues promptly.

In addition to providing guidance on battery testing procedures, the service manual also offers valuable information on interpreting the test results. It includes troubleshooting tips to help diagnose common battery problems and outlines steps for recharging the battery or replacing it if necessary. This comprehensive approach to battery maintenance ensures that the vehicle's electrical system remains in top condition, contributing to a smooth and reliable driving experience for Chevrolet Captiva First generation owners.

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