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How do I jump start the car? The battery is dead

How do I jump start the car? The battery is dead and I'm trying to attach jumper cables.

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Pull another car or battery to front of car ,,and get the set of jumper wires (RED/BLACK) Red lead goes to Poss term (the biggest one) on both cars ..
Then the black lead goes to the earth side of battery
When started let engine run for 2 minutes and then remove the Black lead first on both cars then the Red lead,then let it run for about another 6 minutes or take it for a drive ,,,but connect the leads around the correct way to batterys......

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I've done it already anymore ideas


Before I even start here. I've got to tell you, you provide the best info / details / descriptions of any one I've tried to help on this site. I wish they all would get a clue from you. Thanks.

Back to the problem.You are closer to the solution than you think.

The fact that you can jump start it rules out everything except the Battery and the negative cable. Everything works when you bypass these.

Rule out the negative cable by re-jumping, only this time attach the negative jumper to the negative terminal of the battery.
If it starts, With the jump, It's the battery. No Doubt.

By all means, bring it back to where you purchased it (Autozone?). Have them check it. Tell them whats happening, they'll exchange it.

I've gotten two more people in the last week who had replaced the battery (Oh No, it can't be the battery), only to find the new one was bad. It happens.

When it turns out to be the battery (or cable), I expect a 'FixYa'. Fair?

Good luck, you'll be on the road tomorrow.
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