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I'm fairly new to mechanics and was wondering: Let's say you have a hybrid car and the battery is dead. Can you pushstart this vehicle? The same question goes for a fully electric car, however I'm ...

I have a 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata with a dead battery in the trunk/boot. The car is currently parked between two other cars facing forward, so I cannot reach the battery terminals with my jumper cables. ...

I hooked car reader up and these are the numbers it gave; U1120 P0700 P0562 Where do I start to troubleshoot this?

2002 Acura RSX. Battery is fine all lights come on in car. Car will even almost start just missing that last step. I am only able to overcome the last step when I use jumper cables.

Is it bad to jump your car with too many amps (i.e., with a 1000 amp jumper vs. a 400 amp jumper)? Or does the car regulate how many amps it will take? EDIT: I was told 400 amps is enough for most ...

I have a battery jump-starter for many years (more than 5). I wonder if I should replace it now. How can I tell if it needs to be replaced?

I have a portable jump starter; but it won't start my car if it's dead. From my preliminary research, I need to focus on picking a jump starter that provides enough Cranking Amps/Cold Cranking Amps (...

I have a 2006 Toyota Camry LE. Just the other day my car battery died so I asked my neighbor for a jump. My husband normally would handle it but I took it into my hands that day being that the lady ...

I'm aware of the general risks, i.e. igniting hydrogen gas with a spark, and accidentally hooking up the leads backwards. But I have been reading conflicting information about whether one should even ...

I've got Chevy Cobalt 2007 with key stuck in ignition and dead battery. The battery is located in the trunk. The trunk could be opened either using the button (oh no, cannot do that because the ...

I have a 2002 Ford focus and it keeps dying. When I jump it I can drive it for 5 sec and then shut down and I'm wondering if my radio has something to do with it because I have to twist my red and ...

I have a 2004 Mazda 3. It got a new battery just over 2 years ago. About 8 months ago, the alternator died and I had that replaced and everything seemed fine in the months since then, including as ...

A friend who drives a Leaf recently came very close to running out of charge, which prompted another friend to ask if it was possible to "jumpstart" a Leaf from another car. Obviously you couldn't do ...

When jump-starting a vehicle, one first connects the positive and negative terminals between the two cars: positive to positive and negative (good battery) to a bolt head on the vehicle with the dead ...

There are some compact lithium-ion powered devices on the market that claim that they can start cars and trucks. Youtube is full of videos with reviews and people actually starting cars with them. And ...

I replaced my dead battery with a new one on my 2003 Ford Focus. After driving it & turning off the ignition, I noticed the fuel gauge & odometer would jump/flash intermittently. I had to jump ...

I jumped my daughter's car it was dark. After I connected the cables to my car correctly I then connected to Her battery incorrectly. However, her ignition wasn’t turned at all. There was a small ...

I have a 2001 Toyota Echo that is not starting. The eclectrical seems to be fine (lights, console, everything boots up), but when trying to start there's just a constant clicking, no turn over. Doing ...

I just tried to jump start a friend's car. When I connected the jumper cables, there were a lot of sparks. They were connected for nearly 30 seconds and I noticed a lot of heat and smoke coming from ...

I'm a service employee for a highway assistance program. I came across a vehicle where the alternator had failed, and the vehicle drew all available power from the onboard battery, causing the ...

Okay so I replaced my starter about 3 months ago, my battery was replaced 5/16, went to start my truck in the morning all it did was click. Jumped the truck drive it about 35 minutes it rested for an ...

If I'm in a pinch, and I have a small car that can't put out enough cranking amps to start a bigger one, could I connect two cars in parallel to start the bigger one? Will it mess up the alternators ...

The battery on my 125cc motorbike isn't powerful enough for any extras. Can I use a jump starter power bank and wire some extra LED lights directly to it as you would to the main battery?

Sorry if this question is long, I am trying to include all the details in case that helps. My 2008 Honda Civic would not start after I had changed the brakes (left the trunk open and a door cracked ...

Say I have some ordinary portable powerbanks I use for my smartphone, I wonder if all of them are able to jump start a car with flat battery as long as I have a correct connector (e.g. clamp). Or ...

I have a 1986 Defender, ex-military. These have a so-called "inspection socket" (that's the name on the wiring diagram), which I believe are meant for jump starting. They have heavy gauge wires, and I ...

For various reasons, I keep several very large four cell lithium-polymer batteries in my vehicle. Each of these batteries is rated for over 100 amps of constant current, with 10 second burst ratings ...

I have a 2002 Hyundai XG350, and all of the wires from the battery run out of sight before connecting to the chassis. There is only one wire coming off of the negative, and a number of different ...

Recently, I came across someone needing a jumpstart who asked me to help them. I agreed to help and went about starting to jump their car. I don't know a lot about cars, but I know the basic steps to ...

I connected the jump leads red to the two positives and the black cable from flat negative to a metal earth point on the charged battery car. Only figuring out the black should be the other way round,...

I have a 2012 Jeep Liberty with about 100,000 miles on it. When I went out to it this morning to turn it on all the lights turned on for a second then went off. After that nothing electrical in the ...

I had to jump start my car recently, and couldn't get the horn to turn off for a long time. I'm still not sure what actually caused it to stop. The horn sounded on and off continuously from the moment ...

I want to get a jump starter power-bank for my car. There are two types, one with 15v and the other with 12v both 10000mAh. Does the difference of voltage make difference?

This morning I had starter battery troubles with my 2001 VW Eurovan. As it happened, my father-in-law arrived just at the right time in his fancy new Toyota Camry hybrid. So we opened the hoods, dug ...

Jumping a bad battery?

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What would cause the negative side of jumper cables to get so hot the rubber sloths off when charging a deep cell battery off your car?

So I want to buy an Anderson plug to install on my car in case I need to give someone a jump. Some of them say 300 amps and some say they are 50. The confusion is tow trucks have these. If cars and ...

So imagine I have car D with the dead battery and car G with the good battery. Initially, both cars are turned off. I hook up car G to car D in the proper order. Before I start either car, won't ...

I heard from a friend that has a Hyundai that it is difficult to jump start them. She said the guy had to use two battery packs, one the normal handheld one, and another that was much larger. Why is ...

I used my vehicle jump start another vehicle,the other vehicle started then died out, not cables remained on both vehicles for about 20 minutes before realizing the other vehicle died. Now my vehicle ...

I was looking at the details of this jumpstart product: It claims to be 2 lbs and 14.2 x 12 x 3.5 inches, which I think is for the outer black canvas case, so I would guess the actual device is less ...

Can hooking up jumper cables incorrectly cause one to have to replace the throttlebody? I own a 2007 Toyota Camry XLe (6-cylinder) and accidentally hooked battery cables up to the wrong post. The ...

This weekend, during a camping trip, the starter battery on my 2001 VW Eurovan camper started to show signs of weakness - cranking was much slower than usual and took about 5 attempts to get the ...

What type of jump starter battery do I need to start a 2000 Ford Expedition.

I can't jump start my Volvo V70 as my boot is locked.I have been told that I can jumpstart it on the engine ,but where? Battery is in the boot..it's a bifuel estate.

I work at an auction site where we have to move cars from one spot to another. Often, we get a car with a dead battery that we have to jump. I've noticed that if the jumper cables are removed a ...

My car is not starting up. I have checked the following, what else could I check? Measured the Battery Voltage and it is at 12V Tried to jump start the car from another car and also a battery jump ...

I tried to jump start my car (a 2006 Ford Focus, 1,600 cc) and there was a bang and small flames. Now, nothing happens when I try to start the car. Can anyone tell me what could have happened?

2005 VW Golf 1.4 5-door hatchback manual. I keep having to get my car jump started everyday after only a few hours of being parked. When I turn the key, it just does a "click, click, click" noise ...

I parked my Isuzu KB Fleetside diesel bakkie (truck). An hour later, I tried to start it, but the engine wouldn't start. It turns on, but the starter does not crank. The lights turn on, but the ...

I have a diesel tractor with a generator. After sitting for a long period the battery was low so I used a portable jumper battery but mistakenly hooked up the cables in reverse. This caused smoke to ...

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