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Old 10-29-2006, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jump starting an '06 Duramax

Camped a lot, towed a lot, had half dozen trucks, but this is my first diesel. I noticed two batteries. If you have to jump start the engine, how do you connect to the batteries or do you only connect to one battery? May sound like a dumb question but I always like to be prepared in case there's an emergency or I'm trying to help someone else. This is my first post on the site and I have to say the site comes close to major information overload. But man, can you find out the stuff. Thanks for any replies.
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Have a look in your engine bay, there should be a small red box near a battery, open it and this is positive. There should be a negative tab near by. This is how it is on my 03 LB7 anyways.
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I do not have the answer to your question. Just a little extra information. I was told if you are going to jump start somebody you should have your truck shut off or else you could blow the glow plugs.
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You can jump from either side. I would put the positive on the terminal under the red box that should be on your driver's side, and ground on the terminal above that.
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I do not have the answer to your question. Just a little extra information. I was told if you are going to jump start somebody you should have your truck shut off or else you could blow the glow plugs.
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Old 10-29-2006, 10:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I do not have the answer to your question. Just a little extra information. I was told if you are going to jump start somebody you should have your truck shut off or else you could blow the glow plugs.
i have never heard of this not to say it isn't true but i think i need to look into this more the company i work for has a number of trucks and the guys leave things on in the trucks and i am always the one that get the call to go and jump them its hell being the shop guy sometimes
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I did say could not will. The gm mechanics I know told me this. Hey I how it is not true too. Just passing on the information that was told to me.
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So its not true? I was also told this, no first hand account
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My 2006 Silverado owner's manual Section 5, pages 52-55, describes the steps both for gas and diesel engine jump starting.

My LBZ Duramax Diesel Guide does not mention correct jump starting procedures. I guess I would follow my owner's manual descriptions.

You should be able to download digital copies (pdf) of your truck's manuals at https://www.mygmlink.com if you don't have hard copies.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Blowing the Glow Plugs?

That doesn't compute since how does a surge in either AMPS of hurt something down stream such as a glow plug which probably doesn't draw much current at all. I completely dispell the glow plugs being blown due to voltage since the surge is only what 4 or 5 volts at best. You get a 2 or 3 volt swing everytime you start your truck!

If you post something like that it would be best if you didn't cite 2nd or 3rd hand information. Some mechanics are good but I have found for the most part that they just echo some crap they have heard. Blowing the rectifier in the Alternator of Voltage Regulator now that I believe since it is those components that are handling a high surge of current.

Just trying to help people from not spazing out about little anecdotes here and there.
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