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Wont stay stat started after a jump after removing the cables

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Could be faulty battery or alternator not charging

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This may be related to the antitheft system The system is known for turning off the starter and/or injectors when it fails. Is there a light on the dash that says SECURITY or a picture of a car with a lock through it? This is a common problem worth looking into. http://www.diy-gm-security.com/

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NOT SURE CAR WONT START WITHOUT JUMP DONT KNOW IF ITS THE STARTER OR NOT


if it starts with a jump, then your battery may be going bad. take it to an autoparts store to have them test it. if it's good, then start the vehicle, then remove the negative battery cable and if it dies right away, then you have a bad alternator. if it stays on then the alternator is good. anothe thing could be a battery drain. check out this video to determine if you have one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjXt7_gusgM&feature=channel

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Everu time i turn the car off it wont start without a jump. battery is in good condition, also the instument panel lights will not come on..is this thee altinatore


If your dash battery light does not stay on while running the vehicle, the alternator is probably ok.

Your battery connections could be at fault. They must at least start out shiny and new looking after wire brushing them and even picking at them with a small flat screwdriver in order to make sure all corrosion is removed.

When you jump the vehicle, you supply more current to these leads, which will allow you to start the car.

Instrument panel lights are controlled by a dimmer switch and a fuse.
Look for the above things first.

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