Fiat Uno Manual

Alternator - maintenance and precautions
Electrical system / Alternator - maintenance and precautions


To avoid damage to the alternator, the following precautions should be observed.

1 Disconnect the leads from the battery before connecting a mains charger to the battery terminals.

2 Never stop the engine by pulling off one of the battery leads.

3 Disconnect the battery if electric welding is to be carried out on the vehicle.

4 If using booster cables from another battery to start the car, make sure that they are connected positive to positive and negative to negative.

5 Maintenance consists of keeping the outside of the alternator clean, the electrical connections secure and the drivebelt correctly tensioned, see Chapter 2, Section 8.


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