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Brand new battery - car won't start. Even when hooked by jumper cables to another car, no driving lights, nothing. Please help

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The battery cables can have corrosion at the other end of them. The clamps are probably OK since the battery was just replaced but the other ends can cause problems too.
The red cable is connected either to an external solenoid or directly to the starter terminal. Since the latter point is exposed to splashed water, it is a common culprit.
The negative cable will go to either the body sheet metal or the engine block but those two will be interconnected so the problem can be at one of three points.
ALWAYS disconnect the negative terminal first when troubleshooting! Otherwise you risk slipping with a tool and shorting the battery to ground.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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I would check the fuses or the conection to the altinater or battery.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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