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How to Jump Start a Lincoln LS

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Some Lincoln LS owners are confused the first time they try to jump start or replace their vehicle's battery. This is because the LS's battery is not located in the engine compartment, as it is in most other vehicles. The battery is located in the trunk, beneath the cargo mat on the passenger side. Other than the different battery location, jump starting the Lincoln LS is similar to many other vehicles. Jump starting your battery can provided enough energy to crank your engine in most cases. Once the engine begins to run, the alternator can work to recharge the battery.

1

Open your Lincoln LS's trunk. Grasp the edge of the cargo liner and lift it out of the trunk. This exposes the spare tire and the battery.

2

Park the vehicle you are using to receive a boost near the rear of your LS. Check the battery location for the booster vehicle. Park it so the batteries are lined up, if possible.

3

Turn the engine off in the booster vehicle. Set the parking-brake lever in both vehicles for safety.

4

Connect one end of the red jumper cable (positive) to the positive battery post (+) in the LS. Connect the other end of the red jumper cable to the positive battery post on the donor vehicle's battery.

5

Connect one end of the black jumper cable to the negative battery post in the donor vehicle. Connect the other end of the black jumper cable to the rod protruding from the center of the spare tire mount in the LS. This provides a suitable ground.

6

Crank the donor vehicle's engine. Rev it up a little, and then start the engine in the LS. Let both vehicles run for three to five minutes.

7

Remove the black jumper cable from the spare tire rod, and then remove the other end from the donor vehicle's negative battery post.

8

Remove the red jumper cable from the LS's battery post, and then remove the other end from the donor vehicle's battery post.

Warnings

  • Don't accidentally connect the wrong jumper cable to the wrong battery post.
  • Don't connect the black jumper cable to the negative terminal on the LS's battery.
  • Connect and reconnect each cable in the precise order listed. There are no exceptions. The correct process ensures your safety and prevents explosions.

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About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.

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