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Old 04-12-2011, 09:58 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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right way to jumpstart the truck

Okay, searched forums, read what I could find. seems jumpstarting the truck the wrong way can blow some expensive electronics. so....... what is the best failsafe way to jumpstart our trucks. thats vehicle to vehicle. while we are at it. any special way to charge batterys. dont want to blow ecms or any other electronic part on my truck. too many horror stories on here. just askin for that oh chit moment when it dont start and for others to know just in case. thanks guys. if jumpin thru the battery posts, which battery is best.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:08 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Okay, searched forums, read what I could find. seems jumpstarting the truck the wrong way can blow some expensive electronics. so....... what is the best failsafe way to jumpstart our trucks. thats vehicle to vehicle. while we are at it. any special way to charge batterys. dont want to blow ecms or any other electronic part on my truck. too many horror stories on here. just askin for that oh chit moment when it dont start and for others to know just in case. thanks guys. if jumpin thru the battery posts, which battery is best.

Just make sure you ground black. I don't care what anyone says. I've always done it this way and never failed. Jumped probably a thousand vehicles. Just ground the negative. Always. Never negative it either end. If you must, negative the giving vehicle, but ground the other vehicle.

Batteries are gonna be like good Scotch. Everyone will have their favorite. I use standard cheapass Wally World nEverstarts in mine. Work fine and warrantied for 3 years, no questions asked. I don't expect a mass-manufactured battery to last longer than 3 years. Not my experience.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:21 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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Read owners manual.

Iirc the book says + to the battery closest to starter, - to frame
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:56 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Mine has a little red box on the drivers side toward the front that has places to connect jumper cables. Open the red box to reveal a nut on a red cable for positive; there is a little flange below that for the negative cable. Black to black negative first, then do the red to red positives. Haven't cooked anything, YET.............
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:20 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Jump start - Attach the red lead of the jumper cable to the red post of the battery on the passenger side of the vehicle (closest to the starter). Place the black lead on the engine block (do not attach to the alternator). Attach the other end of the cables to the vehicle providing the assistance. Make sure the engine is running on this vehicle. Attempt to start the vehicle.

Charging w/ battery charger - If equipped, open the red cover on the driver side of the engine near the power steering pump. If charging door is not present, attach charger to battery closest to the starter. 2 charger would be preferable, one for each battery. Attach the red cable of the battery charger here. Attach the black cable of the battery charger to the engine block. Turn the charger on and monitor the progress. When finished, turn the charger off and attempt to start the vehicle. NEVER TRY TO START THE VEHICLE WITH THE BATTERY CHARGER ON! This is most critical on LLY vintage and up. The glow plug control module is sensitive to AC ripple, and can get easily confused. It may cause all the glow plugs to stay on continually and burn them out.

Never arc battery cables near a discharged battery or freshly charged battery. The gases produced in the battery are explosive and you could blow the top of the battery off.
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Never arc battery cables near a discharged battery or freshly charged battery. The gases produced in the battery are explosive and you could blow the top of the battery off.[/QUOTE]

holy chit! i didnt know that
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Ground to alternator(Considered grounding center for a running vehicle) and positive battery.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:15 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Never arc battery cables near a discharged battery or freshly charged battery. The gases produced in the battery are explosive and you could blow the top of the battery off.
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holy chit! i didnt know that
If you read the fine print on top of your batteries, it says the same thing. Got to be careful around then, or you might be sorry one day.
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