"rex" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 2001 XLT 4WD My battery is staring at me with a red "eye". I'm sure
> should be blue. I am assuming it needs water, but I thought I had a
> "mainteneance free" battery. Its the original, and I cannot get to
> cells to add water (if possible)without disconnecting both battery
> cables and removing a plastic cover of sorts. Can someone clarify
> situation for me? I would appreciate it. Thanks
I service my battery twice a year - in the fall and in the spirng. I
disconnect the battery cables and remove the battery cover and top off
the cells with distilled water (about 1/2" from the top of the cell).
I then clean off my battery post and cables with a wire battery post
cleaner. At the first sign of the battery slow cranking the starter,
I replace the battery. I usually get 4-5 years out of my battery.
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