Trucking Jobs New Driver Jobs Flatbed Jobs Tanker Jobs Refrigerated Jobs Auto Hauler Jobs
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 38
  1. #1
    Independent Owner/Operator Hanadarko's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Midwest
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    2,951
    Thanks
    1,439
    Thanked: 872 Times

    Battery wiring KW W900

    I am replacing the (4) batteries in my KW this weekend.
    I want to totally remove the stuff and clean it and replace parts but was wondering how these are hooked up?

    The dealer told me either (2) for the starter in parallel and (2) for the cab or all (4) are in parallel. That wasnt much help.

    Here are what they look like now:








  2. #2
    Medium Load Member kwswan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Location
    mcminnville,tn.
    Trucker?
    20 Years
    Posts
    595
    Thanks
    158
    Thanked: 309 Times
    cut the wire ties holding everything together.
    leave the cables hooked up,but pull them apart to where you can see which way they are hooked up.
    get you a pen & pad & draw a diagram of how they are hooked up.
    take apart,clean & reassemble according to diagram.

  3. #3
    Road Train Member
    Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    Trucker?
    25 Years
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,376
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked: 456 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by kwswan View Post
    cut the wire ties holding everything together.
    leave the cables hooked up,but pull them apart to where you can see which way they are hooked up.
    get you a pen & pad & draw a diagram of how they are hooked up.
    take apart,clean & reassemble according to diagram.

    .... now that sounds easy...

  4. #4
    Independent Owner/Operator Hanadarko's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Midwest
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    2,951
    Thanks
    1,439
    Thanked: 872 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by black_dog106 View Post
    .... now that sounds easy...
    Thats sorta what I was thinking, but I am still curious as to how they are hooked up. I need schematics on this truck!!


  5. #5
    Light Load Member belltransit's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2010
    Location
    oak grove, mo
    Trucker?
    21 Years
    Posts
    271
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked: 22 Times
    or you can do what you just did and take a pic of them and then look at the pic to make sure you have everything back right.

  6. #6
    Independent Owner/Operator Hanadarko's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Midwest
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    2,951
    Thanks
    1,439
    Thanked: 872 Times
    I removed some of the #### that the prior owner ran right to the batteries but there is one black wire (with fuse) that has KW sticker labels on it. Not sure what thats for..

  7. #7
    Medium Load Member
    Member Since
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Arkansas
    Trucker?
    EX-5 Years
    Posts
    513
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked: 134 Times
    well make sure it gets hooked back up! looks like there are 4 main power and ground cables, so that tells me 2 are for starter, and 2 are for the truck. just from what I can see in the pics.

  8. #8
    Independent Owner/Operator Hanadarko's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Midwest
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    2,951
    Thanks
    1,439
    Thanked: 872 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by country29 View Post
    well make sure it gets hooked back up! looks like there are 4 main power and ground cables, so that tells me 2 are for starter, and 2 are for the truck. just from what I can see in the pics.
    According to KW, the 2 main power leads go to the starter. I guess I will find out when I start snippin some of these wire ties.....Its one of the projects for this weekend. it has given me some issues starting too, only once in awhile so I am replacing the starter solenoid in the battery box area as well ($50).

    I am not sure how to clean these battery connectors though. They are all rubberized but for the very center that slides onto the threaded stud on the battery....

  9. #9
    Light Load Member belltransit's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2010
    Location
    oak grove, mo
    Trucker?
    21 Years
    Posts
    271
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked: 22 Times
    you can spray the ends with some kind of cleaner and then scrape them as best as possible. ive used a knife or even a screwdriver.

  10. #10
    Medium Load Member oneshot's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2009
    Location
    mississippi
    Trucker?
    21 Years
    Age
    49
    Posts
    627
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked: 237 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanadarko View Post
    I removed some of the #### that the prior owner ran right to the batteries but there is one black wire (with fuse) that has KW sticker labels on it. Not sure what thats for..
    I think if that fuse blows,the truck want crank.Maybe ECM fuse.Mine is an 06 with 2 fuses an I think it's for the ECM.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to oneshot For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •