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.
2006 2500HD LBZ 4X4 CC/SB LT3, 265/75R16, Rhino Liner, PCV Reroute, Resonator Plugged, 35w 6K HID Low Beam & Fog Lights, LED Interior Lights, ISSPro Pyro, Boost, & Rail Pressure Gauges in A-Pillar, Cognito Idler/Pitman supports, more to come soon.
1996 K2500 Suburban 7.4L, 265/75R16, Brush Guard, Nerf Bars
Last edited by lugnut; 04-13-2011 at 04:22 AM.