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I touched the ends of jumper cables while jumping my 1992 dodge dakota. The cables were still connected to the dakota while trying to jump it and now it won't start even after replacing the battery. After replacing the battery it started once and now it has to be jumped everytime.

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When you shorted the cables you may have partially burnt the fusible link or the high current fuse in the starting circuit. then when you started it again the circuit protection couldn't handle the load and burnt completely. check fuses and fusible links. a fusible link is a red cable with an in-line fuse. a defective link is characterized by a bulge in the cable

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Check all the fuses pull them out ,look at them one by one,also there are some fusible links that will pull apart like taffy if they are burned,they look like wires,they will be at the end of the positive battery cable,where ever it goes,to the starter or relay.

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