Q: if my alternator fuse is blown would it make sense for my car not to start?

asked by on

my friend jumped my car backwards. red on minus and black on plus while i did the opposite black on minus and red on plus. i checked under the hood and i saw that my alternator fuse is blown would it make sense that because that one fuse is blown my car wont start?

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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 and repaired by a professional mechanic. Having a local expert show up to your workplace or home to complete a diagnostic on your starting issue is probably your best option to have this addressed properly.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. if my alternator fuse is blown would it make sense for my car not to start?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My engine keeps shutting off what is the problem?

Hello. Your symptoms lead me to believe there is an issue with the charging system. If the battery is dead when the vehicle stalls, it means it is either not holding a charge, or the alternator is not generating energy...

Q: Q: my car cranks but doesn't start.

Hi! A bit of info about your car can help us help you. Thanks!

Q: I would like a quote on lexus gx 470 2008 for replacing these parts : 1 axle , 120k miles maintainence, water tank. thank you . A

You can follow this link which will ring you to a page where you can request several estimate and recommendations based on your vehicles mileage. In many cases, a 120k service may include but is not limited to a transmission...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...