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Cold Dead Batteries and jump E350?

OK, hereís my problem. 2005 E350 6.0 Super Duty van. Two batteries located underneath van on frame behind doors on passenger side. Here in NJ it has been cold all winter, I have only started the van weekends. Just started it, the batteries seemed low, it turned over slowly, but started. Ran a couple minutes then died. Now, the batteries donít have enough left to crank it over fast enough to start, and power glow plugs I suppose. So, I want to jump start it with a JNC jumper pac. Underneath, I see the red plastic capped (+) terminal, but nowhere to clamp onto for the (-) terminal. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance for the valuable advice I always get. Gene
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There are studs or lugs on the frame adjacent to the batteries that you can clamp the jumper cables on. The positive has a red plastic cover on it, and the negative is a foot or so away.

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you just need to find a negative frame cable and clamp to a lug where it connects to the frame, that's about as good as you get for a negative post on an e-series. I would advise against the jumper packs because I've been down that road before (they don't work well with diesels especially the 6.0). Either get new batteries or put a charger on it for a hour or so.

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