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Q: Jumpstarting does not start battery.

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My battery is dead and jumpstarting does not help.

A: Sometimes a battery can be so undercharged ...

Sometimes a battery can be so undercharged that no matter what battery is trying to jump it, it just wont be enough. I recommend having your battery replaced or having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, try jumping the battery cables with the battery disconnected and see if that does it.

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