Re: How to tell if the battery of the SUV is the problem?
As a side note, While removing the battery, I dropped one of the battery hold down side bars somewhere in the engine compartment. I figured it would either fall to the bottom and end up on the garage or be easily found by just rummaging around. WRONG !!!
This threaded piece of metal is the length of an unused pencil and about as thick as a heavy coat hanger with a slight bend in the bottom. I looked all around and over the engine compartment, all around the ground, shock the SUV and even with a strong light could not find it. Because it was in the area of the fan, I know I had to find it before testing the new battery. Thoroughly checked the fan compartment and nothing. Finally I crawled under the engine and had to remove about 8 screws that were holding a heavy plastic cowling between the front bumper and engine. There is was, taking a nap oblivious to all of the surrounding commotion... Hooked up the new battery and all was good.
12 K1600 GTL
02 K1200 LT (gone but not forgotten)