Q: Q: Battery

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Ok guys this is random but my gf has a 2001 Mustang and she left the light on but and can't get it to start using jumper cables I say he's (her father) got a bad connection between the two cars bc ive seen a car started without a battery in it by hooking straight to the leads now it wouldn't stay running bc it doesn't have a complete circuit if u removed the cables so my question is even if a battery is completely toast you should still be able to jump the car given enough amps from the other car right?

My car has 210000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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