When trying to jump start my Volvo XC-60, I came across a very unexpected problem.
I tried to use our 2nd vehicle, a 2010 Ford Escape, as the assisting car to jump start mine. But when I looked at the engine compartment of the Escape, I found that the battery is positioned in such a way that the negative terminal is completely inaccessible and there is no physical method that I can find to connect jumper leads to that battery.
I was always taught to connect the jumper cables as follows:
With + to +, and - on the assisting vehicle to a good ground point on the car with the dead battery.
But given that the negative terminal is not accessible, I did not want to try it. I eventually borrowed a friends car to jump start mine, but now I'm left wondering, is it possible to use the Ford Escape to jump start another car by hooking the negative lead to another location?