Fiat Uno Manual
Alternator - maintenance and precautionsElectrical 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.