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I need instructions on how to jump start a car (mainly because i always forget which vehicle needs to have both cables connected to both batt. posts and which needs to have one on batt. post and the other on a metal piece)

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Start with positive cable on the positive post of donor car (the one giving a jump). Other end on positive post of donee car (the one getting the jump). Now negative cable on battery post of donor car, and other end of negative cable on a metal piece of the donee car-the one getting jumped.

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The battery "jumper terminals" are in the engine bay on the right side. You have to remove the black steel cover plate by removing the 3 screws, then you'll find the terminals. The positive terminal is marked red, unless your previous owner has resprayed the engine bay.
Be careful if you are 'jumping' the battery; the power source has to be even. If you can not use a boost pack and have to use jump leads from another car, make sure the other car engine is switched off - you can damage the management system

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Can I charge Intrepid battery from the jump start posts?

You should be able to do this with no problem.

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SOURCE: touched metal with positive jumper cable now it wont start

chances are good u blew the ignition module, coil pack or ecm.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Chevy K5 Blazer military diesel with 12/24v

Positive of one battery to hot of vehicle wiring harness--neg. of that battery to positive of other battery--negative of that battery to block (ground)

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SOURCE: Where are the battery posts on the HHR to jump

You can ground the jumper cable anyplace on the engine block, just as you plan to do on the Honda.

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Check your connections. Is batt in rear or front? If batt in rear may be an jump start terminal in eng compartment. Try a batt box jump from there. If nothing, conns/main fuse check should be next.

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Sure! It is always possible for one vehicle to jump-start another vehicle. However, EXTREME CAUTION should be used and jump starting techniques should be followed carefully. Otherwise severe vehicle damage can occur. Here is the way to do it:

1. Connect the jumper cables to the good vehicle. (the one that is doing the jumping)
Make absolutely certain that he RED cable is connected to the POSITIVE battery post (the larger post on all top-terminal batteries, also marked with a "+") The BLACK cable then connects to the NEGATIVE battery post (smaller post marked with a "-").

2. Connect the other RED cable end to the POSITIVE post on the "dead" vehicle
3. Connect the other BLACK cable end to a metal part of the engine AWAY from the battery. (This is for safety to prevent sparking or arcing from causing the battery to explode.)
4. Run the engine on the good vehicle for 3 or 4 minutes to allow the dead battery to partially charge. (skiping this step can cause your charging system to overload and can cause damage to your vehicle including burning the alternator up.)
5. Attempt to start the dead vehicle. If is starts right up, then there is no problem. If it does not start immediately, I recommend getting some professional help with the situation because there is a problem that could possibly damage your vehicle if you continue to try to jump the dead vehicle.

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one easy way is to have someone hold key in crank ing position,then another person needs to hit or tap the starer housing itself.if engine begins to crank intermittently or ur cliking noise turns into small jolts of the starter trying to crank then u can bet its the strtr motor. u do need a charged batt for this test. also chek ur battery grounds they can dramatically affect starter operation if we have a voltage drop anywhere in starter circuit .chek batt cables r tight on batt posts, loose batt cables on battery will also give u clicking noise w no starter operation

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If you can jump start it from another vehicle , the starter is not the problem. Most likely a low battery , or dirty connections at the battery posts / cables.

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I forgot to turn off the lights in my car. What can I do to start the car running? Do I need to replace the battery?


You can either jump the battery, or remove the battery from the car and bring it to your local repair shop to have it charged and tested, (a lot of auto supply stores will do this for free so call around), or you can jump start your battery and hope it holds a charge.

To jump a battery you will need a set of jumper cables and a second car, or a battery booster pack, (nice investment, they really are handy in a jam).

To jump a car with jumper cables:
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1) Open the hood on the dead car and locate the battery.
2) Park the second car as close to the front of the dead car as possible, (just try to leave enough room to walk around the vehicles if you can).
3) Open the hood on the second car and locate the battery.
4) Attach the red, (positive) cable clamp to the Positive, (+) terminal of the battery on both cars.
5) Connect the black, (negative) cable clamp to the negative, (-) terminal of the battery of both vehicles.
6) With the second car running leave the vehicle to sit for about 5 minutes then attempt to start the dead vehicle.
7) If vehicle fails to start, wiggle the cable clamps to create a better connection.
8) If vehicle starts, remove the cable clamps negative first then the positive.
9) You may consider bringing the vehicle to your local auto supply to have the battery load tested once the car has run for a while, (most auto supply stores will do this for free so call around)


Using a booster pack is basically the same, except, you replace the second car with the booster pack. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for charging the booster pack before use.

Good luck. Please rate, thanks.

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The battery cables need cleaning. Remove each batteyr cable and completely clean the cable clamps and the battery terminals.
Also, check the negative cabe where it connects to the engine ground. It is either loose, corroded or otherwise not making a good ground connection.

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Clicking from te starter is normally associated with a weak battery. Do you get the clicking sound when you jump start it too? Try that and if you do not hear that clicking sound,.. charge up your existing or get a new battery..It should be note that if your battery is relatively new and drained, you may have a problem with your charging system ... Hope that helps you..

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