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Dead Battery wont even stall should I charge it using jumper cables??

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You can jumpstart using jumper cables. Then drive car around to get battery charged back up or get a battery charger and charge battery.

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This is not a good idea if your battery doesn't have jump start protection. IF done incorrectly, it may damage your ECM. The best actions are to replace the dead cell with a fresh cell if possible.

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that is because it is dead?
that key dead thing is called NO CRANK, not no start.
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so its a NO Crank issue,
and the stalls, well if the battery drops below 10v the EFI system
stop working just like your lap top does, or CEL phone
and for same reasons.

most folks do a jumper cable crank next. like the AAA tow truck man does first, and for good reasons.
this proves what is wrong,
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2: starter dead. or key line dead, if not. cranking now.

my guess is its #1

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the days 0.1amps 100x less.

for get the wheels, engines dead ,wheels are last. never first.

why not jumper cable start the car just like all AAA members do.
see? do it.
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