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How can I jump start my 535 diesel? The battery is in the back but I see there is a ve connection in the engine compartment. I don't know where to connect the negative lead and am scared of shorting something. Help!

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You can jump to the battery or alternator or starter. All have a hot lead. Usual method is positive clamp to the battery "+" terminal and negative cable to a good ground point. This could be the "-" battery terminal, a place on the frame, or a ground point on the engine.

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