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Knowing how to jumpstart a car is a skill all drivers should have. Always ground the circuit and connect the jumper cables to the proper terminals.
The Do's and Don'ts of Jumpstarting a Car
Knowing how to jumpstart a car is a skill all drivers should have. Always ground the circuit and connect the jumper cables to the proper terminals.
The Do's and Don'ts of Jumpstarting a Car
Knowing how to jumpstart a car is a skill all drivers should have. Always ground the circuit and connect the jumper cables to the proper terminals.
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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.
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It's It's disheartening when you settle into the driver's seat ready to go to work or visit friends, turn the key in your ignition, and nothing happens. It is usually a sign that your battery is dead and just needs...
How to Use Jumper Cables
It's It's disheartening when you settle into the driver's seat ready to go to work or visit friends, turn the key in your ignition, and nothing happens. It is usually a sign that your battery is dead and just needs...
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In In an age where it seems every moment is tied to a schedule, the last thing you need is to find yourself stranded when your car doesn't crank due to a dead battery. It doesn't matter whether you're at...
How to Jumpstart a Car
When 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 has a properly functioning battery, to...
How to Jumpstart a Car
When 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 has a properly functioning battery, to...
4 Essential Things to Know About Jumper Cables
You You may think that all jumper cables are the same, but nothing could be further from the truth! Finding those jumper cables in the bargain bin may seem like a great idea at the time, but the shock that...
4 Essential Things to Know About Jumper Cables
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Undriven car's battery started, but ran rough
Hello there, When vehicles sit for long periods of time like this a few things can happen. The battery can drain, the fuel can lose its octane rating, and oil can pool in the cylinders. If the vehicle is misfiring...
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Starter
Hello, thank you for writing in. Starting the car relies on the battery alone. If the battery is not producing the voltage and amperage needed to start the car, then the battery and the cables need to be inspected. First,...
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Something draining the battery
If it ran for 30 minutes after a jump, the alternator is probably ok. I would start by checking the battery first. Alternators are not designed to charge a dead battery. A good battery, that is completely dead, takes more...
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No power to car
Your alternator and battery may be the cause of this problem. You should have the battery completely charged and load tested first. If it fails testing, then replace it then test the charging system. When the battery was dead and...
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My car wont start
It sounds like you may have a starter failure. Sometimes a loose battery connection can cause a similar symptom. If the battery terminals are tight, I would suspect the starter. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, should...
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Jumper cable hooked up wrong.
When reversing the jumper cables is the same as reversing the battery cables. It burns up the fuses, relays, electronic circuits and possibly the computer. If the fuses were replaced and everything in the car is working, then either the...
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Ignition problems with my car
It sounds like your battery is no longer strong enough to accept a full charge. When the engine is running and the alternator is charging, if the battery does not receive this charge it will have the same state of...
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Engine turns, but won't start
The 5.4L Triton V8's are notorious for the ignition coils failing. There is a TSB out concerning these coils. The engine uses a coil over plug setup and while you can read out faults to see which coils have cylinders...
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Engine not turning over when starting.
The most common problem for the engine that will not crank (if the battery is okay) is the starter. I recommend that starter is checked for proper power getting to it from the battery and the ignition switch before replacing...
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Engine cranks but won't start
The first thing you need to do is to disconnect and clean battery clamps and posts. Then check engine main ground cable to see if you are losing ground or connection through battery clamps. You are getting big voltage drop...
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Car wont turn over.
Be sure the battery is fully charged. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged at time of sale. Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Basically, with the...
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Car won't start, fuel gauge and speedometer malfunctioning
Hello there, the first place I would look, with all of the symptoms you've described, is into the no start condition. The most likely cause of a no start would be a problem with the battery, starter, ignition switch, fuel...
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Car won't start, even with jumpstart.
A long period of sitting can be harmful to a vehicle's battery. Your battery sort of learns a pattern of draining slightly and being charged back up again by the alternator. If this does not occur for a long period...
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Car won't start, even with jumpstart
Hello. It is likely that the car battery is the cause of why your car won't start. It is possible that the battery has bad cells which will prevent the car from starting, even when using jumper cables. The battery,...
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Car won't start, but not battery
An engine that cranks normally but doesn't start is lacking fuel, spark, or both. Fuel delivery can be determined by checking fuel pressure, and injector pulse. Spark can be determined using an inline spark tester. Checking for any stored diagnostic...
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Car won't start even after jumpstart
The cable and its starters will need to be checked to see if power is getting from the battery to the starter. If it is, then the starter should be checked to see if it is getting a start signal...
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Car stalling and jumping.
This car has a transmission that has solenoids that control the shifting and sometimes the solenoids or speed sensor causes erratic shifting. The vehicle would have to be tested to see what codes are in the computer and diagnose the...
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Car not starting, even with jumpstart.
Cars now a days have a lot of electronics. In older cars the engine would crank and as the battery drained it would just crank slower. That is not the case anymore. Because of all these electronics, a car needs...
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Car not starting, even with jumpstart
Hello. I strongly suggest checking the starter, alternator and even the new battery to make sure that they are all in working order. Testing those three will give you a better perception of why it's not starting. If you need...
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Car keeps dying
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. To find the cause of your drain a parasitic draw test must be performed. A parasitic draw test is performed by disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery and hooking a multimeter...

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