Batteries normally produce explosive gases which can cause personal injury. Therefore, do not allow flames, sparks or lighted substances to come near the battery. When working near the battery, always shield your face and protect your eyes. Always provide correct ventilation.
Keep batteries out of reach of children. Batteries contain sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes when working near the battery to protect against possible splashing of acid solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flush immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention. If acid is swallowed, call a physician immediately.
Use only adequately sized cables with insulated clamps.
Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission vehicle. Attempting to push-start a vehicle with an automatic transmission may cause transmission damage.
Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled vehicle as this could damage the vehicle electrical system.
Preparing Your Vehicle
Use only a 12-volt supply to start your vehicle.
Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled vehicle, making sure the two vehicles do not touch.
Removing the Battery Shield
The battery is on the passenger side underneath the battery shield.
- Rotate and release three fasteners by hand from the battery shield.
- Remove the battery shield from the vehicle.
Connecting the Jumper Cables
Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-) terminal of the battery to be jumped. A spark may cause an explosion of the gases that surround the battery.
Do not use fuel lines, engine valve covers, windshield wiper arms, the intake manifold, or hood latch as ground points.
If you are using a jump pack or booster box, follow that manufacturer's instructions.
In the illustration, the vehicle shown is being jumped.
In the illustration that follows, the bottom vehicle represents the booster vehicle.
- Pull the red rubber boot backwards. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the discharged battery.
- Connect the other end of the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the booster vehicle battery.
- Connect the negative (-) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal of the booster vehicle battery.
- Make the final connection of the negative (-) jumper cable to an exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle's engine, as shown in the following illustration, away from the battery and the fuel injection system, or connect the negative (-) jumper cable to a ground connection point if available.
Starting the Engine
- Start the engine of the booster vehicle and moderately rev the engine , or gently press the accelerator to keep your engine speed between 2000 and 3000 RPM, as shown in your tachometer.
- Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
- Once you start the disabled vehicle, run both vehicle engines for an additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.
Removing the Jumper Cables
Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were connected.
- Remove the negative (-) jumper cable from the disabled vehicle.
- Remove the jumper cable on the negative (-) terminal of the booster vehicle battery.
- Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the booster vehicle battery.
- Remove the jumper cable from the positive (+) terminal of the disabled vehicle battery.
- Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
Installing the Battery Shield
- Install the battery shield on the vehicle.
- Install in reverse direction. Tighten three fasteners by hand.