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Almost everyone has experienced the frustration of nothing happening when you turn the key on your Jeep. This can be a very frustrating experience, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area, more than likely you are going to have to find someone to help jumpstart your Jeep or call someone. If you are unfamiliar with the task of jump starting your Jeep, we’ve listed some tips to make sure that you do it the right way.

  • The first thing you will want to do is to position the Jeep that is going to be jump starting yours so that it sits in front of your Jeep. This will allow you to easily connect the jumper cables and insure that there is enough slack.
  • If your Jeep is an automatic it should be in park and if it is a manual you should make sure that it is in neutral before jump starting the car.
  • Now you will want to lift the hoods of both vehicles and locate the batteries. If your battery terminals have covers, you should move them so that you can easily attach the cables.
  • When attaching the jumper cables, the red clamp always attaches to the positive terminal on your battery. When attaching the cables you want to make sure that the connection is tight.
  • Once you have connected the positive cable to the dead battery you will want to attach the other end to the battery that will be giving you the jump.
  • Next you will want to attach the black negative jumper cable clamp to the negative terminal on the good battery.
  • The last step will be to attach the black cable to the negative terminal on your dead battery. During this process it is important that you never touch the two clamps together. Once they are attached to the live battery, there is juice flowing through the cables.
  • Now you will want to start the engine of the vehicle that is providing the jump, you should bring the engine speed up just a little bit over idle.
  • The next step is to try and start the dead battery, if your battery is in good condition it should start relatively quick.
  • If the dead battery is not turning on, check the connections of the jumper cables to insure that they are all tight. If the battery still does not turnover, let the vehicle run that is providing you with the jump. This will provide a charge to the dead battery.
  • Once you have gotten your Jeep to start, keep the vehicles connected for a few minutes. After the dead battery has charged a little, you can then remove the jumper cables. During this process remember that as long as the cables are connected to either running vehicle there is still power running through them. Do not let the cables touch each other or any other metal in the area.

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A dead man anchor is a technique to use if your Jeep ever becomes stuck and cannot push or pull your way out. You may have a winch installed on your Jeep, but if there is nothing to attach it to, you may think that you’re out of luck and will have to hope that another vehicle follows the same the path you did. If you don’t feel like waiting, you may have to prepare yourself for some digging.

To dig a dead man anchor, you will need to use a shovel that you have packed as part of your emergency supply kit. The size of the hole you will need to dig depends on the size and weight of your Jeep and how severely you are stuck. Remember the deeper the hole, the stronger your anchor will be. The minimum depth of your hole should be deep enough to hold your spare tire and rim.

You will want to dig the hole directly in line with your Jeep and far enough away from your stuck vehicle that you can spool out a decent length of cable. To make sure that your hole is far enough away, you may want to measure out some cable before you start digging. Measuring first will make sure that you have the right spot for your dead man anchor.

Next you will want to look around for a heavy object which will serve as your anchor. This could be a large log, rock or if you have nothing around you can use your spare tire. Once you have located an object to serve as your anchor you will want to attach a chain to the anchor and bury it deep inside the hole and angled away from your Jeep for the greatest amount of resistance. When burying your anchor, make sure that you have filled all of the open areas with dirt and then pack it down as solidly as you can get it.

Now you will want to attach your winch to the chain that you have placed around your anchor. Once you have connected your winch to the anchor, you can now start to pull your Jeep. The anchor should give you enough resistance to free your vehicle. Once you have gotten your Jeep free, you will want to dig up your anchor and remove the chain. If you used your spare tire you will want to clean it off before placing it back in your Jeep.

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URL: http://www.xtremeterrain.com/
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