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Sometimes when i turn the car on it seem like something shocks everything out and when i installed the battery it sparks fire please help

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First, make sure you replaced the battery with the terminals in the correct spot. Some batteries have opposite positive and negative ends. Red to red and black to black(neg). With a small car the biggest draw is the starter. If you can get everything going you can take it to Autozone, Murrays, or Reillys and they can lay a guage on the starter wire and tell you if the starter is going bad.
If you have anything on in the car when you reinstall your battery, their will be a spark of varying degrees.
Your underhood light will cause the battery to spark. So will the heater or A/C if the controls are not turned to OFF. The rear window defroster is a big drain and if the relay is stuck on you will get a big spark. The radio would spark less if it was on when the battery was reattached. Also the automatic headlights will cause a spark.

Since you started replacing the battery, I am guessing this problem may be causing a dead battery.
Unless the battery tests bad, a short will draw down about anything you put in the car until the short is fixed.

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