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I'm trying to jump a battery using a pontiac g5. where should i put the negative clamp of the jumper cable? the battery only has a positive post.

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  • clar_crew Jul 29, 2009

    anywhere on the metal frame is fine?

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There is no battery in the world that does not have a negative terminal. but, the negative lead of the jumper should be connected to any solid metal bracket on the engine (on both vehicles) Stay away from drive belts.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

  • Richard Scordino Jul 29, 2009

    You need to put the ground cables on the engine (bracket etc) otherwise the starter needs to pull ground from the car body and cannot get the absolute connection it requires.

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Place the negative cable on the frame of the car to ground it. It's best to do this even when there is a negative post present to protect the car and the alternator.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

  • Greg Margossian
    Greg Margossian Jul 29, 2009

    yes, any metal part of the frame


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