can i attach both cars positive and frame when jumping one since the negative terminal is not accessible ?

George Smith

Asked by Oct 15, 2015 at 12:30 PM about the 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette 4 Dr GLS Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

we own two Oldsmobile silhouettes which i have never jump started before.. the negative terminal of their batteries is buried under stuff and not accessible.. i know when you jump cars normally you attach to the positive and negative terminal on the powered car and the positive and the frame of the dead car.. can i attach both cars positive and frame since the negative terminal is not accessible ?

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naw, I don't think so- when people use jumper cables they run the risk of having a battery explosion- maybe this is why 21st Century cars have batteries that are buried- to discourage this dangerous practice- "jumping" is a 20th Century habit that needs to die away- and be replaced by AAA battery service-

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