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How To Jumpstart Your Car
A how-to guide to jumpstart your vehicle in the event of a dead battery. You'll need jumper cables, safety glasses, and a properly starting car.
How to Deal With a Dead Battery
If your battery appears to be dead, try a few steps to start your car before determining if it needs to be replaced or towed.
How to Use Jumper Cables
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4 Essential Things to Know About Jumper Cables
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How to Jumpstart a Car
When you car battery dies, you car will not start. To get the car moving again, you need to “jump” your car using jumper cables that help conduct electricity from another vehicle, which...
How to Start a Car in Cold Weather
Battery, oil, and fuel problems can make a car difficult to start in cold weather. Find out how to prevent starting issues related to weather.
How to Charge a Car Battery
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The Do's and Don'ts of Jumpstarting a Car
Regardless of what type of car you have, eventually you may need to jumpstart it. While jumping a car is fairly easy, it can be a bit dangerous if a few precautions are not taken. If certain conditions...
How to Fix a Car That Won’t Start
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No power - 2001 Ford Ranger
Hi there. If the truck starts when you jump it and the battery tests good, then the only thing it can be is bad cable connections at the battery. Try cleaning the connections before re-connection to the battery. If problem...
I have an RV with 2 batteries 12V sequenced together.
Hi, thanks for writing in. You would not recommend trying to jump start the car using a battery charger unless the charger has a boost function. A battery charger should be used to charge the batteries first and then disconnect...
Changed out the alternator and battery. Car will not start without a jump.
This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator. This is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. Often times this will result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to...
Why won't it start with a low battery and a good jump start connection?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your battery may not have had enough cold cranking amps (CCA). The volts may be correct but if it doesn't have enough CCA, it will not start for you. Batteries that specify cold cranking...
Car sat for years, trouble starting - 1971 Nissan 240Z
Hello. It sounds like the fuel pump is bad or the fuel filter is clogged. It is also possible that there is a lot of water in your fuel system. Dry gas or sea foam will need to be used...
Vehicle won't start, once it's jump started it only stays running until you turn it off, then it work start again without jumping.
Hi there. There could be two problems here. It is possible that your battery is bad and will not take a charge from your alternator while driving. In that case every time you shut your car off you will not...
My car doesn't start, have to hit dashboard and get jump for car to start
I would start with testing your battery and alternator with a multi meter. Good batteries hold a charge of 12.6 volts or higher. If the battery is low, try to jump start it. If this starts your vehicle, test your...
Battery or alternator problems?
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the car runs fine once it is started, then the alternator should be fine. I would replace the battery because it is not holding a charge. Once it is replaced I would check the...
Can won't start
Hello there, no start issues are one of the most common problems with your 2007 Honda Odyssey. You have done well in testing the the battery and the alternator already. If the battery tested well and there is no power...
Sudden loss in power
Jumpstarting a car made in this century is always a risky business. Even if you do everything right, the resulting power surge can damage the cars electronics. If you hook the cables up backwards, there is a spark and the...
Jump starting
I would say it is perfectly safe to use another vehicle to jump start your own. When jump starting, always be sure to connect positive and then negative. Also, make sure that you have good connection to the terminals. Certain...
Car won't start unless jumped - 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
Hello. At first it definitely sounds like the battery may have failed. Have you had this tested? If the battery will not hold a charge, you may technically be running on the alternator when driving. You should also get a...
My check engine light came on after getting a jump start from AAA and when i got home i turned the car off and the light stays on
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing more than one issue. P2070 is the code indicating the intake manifold tuning valve is stuck open. This may be linked to your performance issue. Dark smoke...
How come my vehicle doesnt start when I turn the key in the ignition? I tried to jump start it, but nothing worked
Hello. This suggests you have a faulty connection or a power shortage somewhere in your electrical system if there is no power coming to your car from the other car. If there is power, but just a clicking sound this...
if my alternator fuse is blown would it make sense for my car not to start?
Unfortunately, the mistake of hooking up the battery cables in reverse may have causes several sensors, relays, and electrical components to be damaged during the attempted jump start. There are most likely multiple electrical issues that need to be diagnosed...
Battery Light came on after jump starting another person's car incorrectly
Hello. Your battery light likely came on as a result of additional draw or amperage from your car's charging system. Keep an eye on your charging gauge, but you should be fine. If you notice that you are having further...
Car runs til I hit breaks without a battery
It is possible that you removed the jumper cables too soon. Many times batteries can be so discharged that they can die even after starting the vehicle. I would recommend jumpstarting it again and keeping the cables on for a...
dodge ram has trouble cranking g over dead battery in morning
Your issues are revolving around your battery. It may be bad in the sense of not holding a charge. Or your alternator could be bad and not actually charging the battery. Although, assuming this only happens when it sits for...
Car won't start - 2012 Land Rover LR4
Hey there. Land Rover has a TSB out for a keyless module that may malfunction. Of the "Smart Key Not Found" message that will occur on the dash. This repair would require the module to be replaced and programmed at...
My car won't start but does make noise
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Toyota Yaris to crank but not start. The most likely is the battery, fuel pump, battery terminals, starter, battery cables, ignition switch, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified Technician such...

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