A pair of pliers fell on positive post while trying to jump the car off and now it won't stay crunk
My car has an automatic transmission.
Your accident probably took out the alternator. Hopefully that’s the extent of the damage, but there is a possibility there are other casualties. The electronics on modern cars are very sensitive to voltage surges of the type that you get by shorting out a battery. If you have or can borrow a small 1-4 amp battery charger like the kind used by motorcycle owners, you can hook it up overnight to get a good charge on the battery. If the battery is still good it should then have enough charge to start the car and run it for a few hours. Then you can test the alternator and any other components. If you contact Your Mechanic, they can send a technician to your home or office to test your battery and charging system right there on the spot and let you know what it’s going to take to fix it.
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