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I know this is a very basic and dumb question, but what is the proper way to jump start a car?
I am asking because I tried and fried my fusible link for my battery and I don't want it to happen again.

From what I have heard so far you attach the + and - to the running car and then attach the + to my car and then the - to the frame. is this correct?
 

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Yeah, correct enough as long as you don't short the free end of the booster cables to each other before you hook them up to your low battery.
I usually connect the (-) booster cable to the battery terminal if I am confident that the car's cabling is not at fault.

I think the stock Z31 (-) battery cable has a better connection to the engine/bellhousing than it does to the body, at least on my car.

The picture in my owners manual shows the (-) booster cable being clamped onto a strut retaining nut, which for some reason forces the bulk of the current through the chassis back up to the spot where the (-) battery cable bolts to the body, then through the stock battery cable down to the bellhousing.
Anyone got any ideas why Nissan would want it that way?
 

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I say push start it, lol!!

I dunno, I've jumped plenty of cars/trucks/vans and I just connect the cables to the running car first, then the positive cable to the battery, then the negative cable to the battery. Hasn't faulted me yet.
 

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My 2 cents
Being a nice guy I offered to jump this guy's car.
I connected the booster cables directly to battery terminals. I sucessfully fried my alternator.
lesson learned. Don't jump other cars and if my Z needs a boost I either call AAA or use a portable battery jumper/charger.
 
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