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I reverse hooked up jumper cable while giving a boost to my 1997 honda civic.Now when i hook it up with booster cable, it has no response. what is the worst case scenario and best case scenario?

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The best case scenario is that the only thing that happened is that the alternator was fried. Minimum the alternator now needs replaced. This will fix 95% of this type of problem. This would be the first thing to do. More than likely this should fix your problem. I don't know of any alternator that survived a reverse hook up. Please let me know if this fixed your problem. If this doesn't work that means the battery also may have shorted out. Try the alternator first though. Happy motoring!!!!!

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The worst case scenario is that you took an already depleted battery and drained it improperly to the point where it is simply no longer to ever be able to take a proper charge, the same way that a regular dry cell battery may continue to work even as it gets weaker and may even respond to a charge even if it is not designed for one, but once it is dead then thats it and it needs replacement.

Battery replacement is a normal wear item on a car and is a completely normal and expected service call on an auto.

If it is dead, the good news is that it very easy to purchase and replace yourself if you wish.

thats the bad news a dead battery, not the end of the world. The good news is that you may of simply evaporated a portion of the liquid water which covers the two polarities when you reversed teh jumpers. This is both a very minor problem, an easy fix as well as a simple thing to test for.

Warning: battery acid is extremely caustic, always do this wearing eye protection and gloves with long sleeves. On the cover of the battery there are two small disks, take a flat head screw driver and unscrew them, they should contian liquid and a small cicular rod beneath that. If there is no visible water or the rod is eposed, simply add clean water to both resovoirs until they are full. re tights the covers and this time correctly begin to charge teh battery.

Another good and cheap idea is to go to your local auto parts store and purchase a small wet cell battery tester.It will look like a flear straw with a few different colored ball inside. the cost is only a few dollars. When you push the tester into the battery test port it will cause the balls to float up to a certian mark on teh battery. Compare that height to the height indicated on the test parts graphic to determine whether or not yoru battery is still viable or not.

good luck.

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The best case or best solution is replace engine main fuse or computer box..

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