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The negative battery terminal is tucked away under the lip of the hood, just enough to prevent a jumper cable getting to it. I figured there had to be a local ground somewhere, but after looking around like an idiot for too long, I checked the manual. The manual shows it here for the 4.3L and says 5.3L and 6.2 Similar. So again, I looked all over. And saw nothing. Now I'm feeling dumb. I went to get my oil changed today and I basically said, this is going to sound ****ing stupid, but could you show me how to attach jumper cables on this truck, I can't figure it out for the life of me, there's no local ground, and every metal surface under the hood is painted. He said he was going to go over it with the tech and get back to me. The only solution they could come up with was attaching the negative cable directly to the alternator. I understand that this will work, but why is my truck missing the local ground? Can someone else check and see if they have a local ground? I just feel like it's a shitty cop out, yeah, I can attach it to the alternator, but these aren't cheap trucks by any means, you think they'd at least include a solid ground to attach to? Thanks!