Question about 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Woke up this AM to a dead battery 2000 cavalier. When I went to jump start it the battery sparked as if the + and - were crossed. triple checked and the cables are attached correctly. Car was fine last night when I parked it. really dont know where to begin to look. I did notice that the fuse panel under the hood was missing the cover. Poss got wet in the rain??
Jumping a dead battery is a dangerous practice
You have to fully charge a dead battery before
putting it back in service
Have the battery tested
Get a fuse cover from a salvage yard
Posted on Jul 26, 2013
Testimonial: "Thank you Peter! I pulled the old battery and jumped the car. Car started. I then attached the ground to the battery and checked it with a testing light. Can a battery " self short" ? It seems the short is the battery it'self. With the negative cable attached to the running vehicle I get the test light to light when touching the positive terminal "un attached " to the + side of the battery. Would that mean I just replace the battery? the vehicle would not run if the short were in the alt correct? Thank you in advance!!! Jul 26, 2013"
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