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Were is it located hooked up wrong when jump starting battery it sparked and after driving it home car now has NO POWER

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Check main fuses in power distribution box under the bonnet ,if all ok then renew the alternator as it should be protected with a zena diode ??but??'

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Has been running perfectly fine, drove it home this afternoon, parked on the driveway. went to drive it tonight and it won't start, it won't even turn over.

Year make and model might help a bit. Things to check for are starter, alarm, spark, fuel. Does it make any noise while cranking, does it crank. The more info you supply the better the answer

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try tapping the starter lightly with a small hammer to rule out a stuck armature. Also make sure all of your connections are tight.
Please explain how you "jumped" it. was it with another battery?

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1998 nissan altima does not start

Does the engine crank or do you get a click noise. if you getting a clicking then the start is bad, if the engine is cranking you will need see if are getting gas to the engine and also spark to the spark plugs. if it cranks then look at a crank position sensor

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Hi, I have a 2008 Pontiac G5 and I accidentally kept the lights on all day. Since I only have a positive (red) connection, I ground the negative connection to metal as well as the other car negative...

sounds like you are on the right track. Hook the jumper cables up to the dead car first. The red cable should go to the jumper terminal as you mentioned and a good place to hook up the black cable is the bolts on the strut tower.

then with the other car running hook up the red lead to the cars positive battery cable and then the negative to a good ground. Let the two cars sit for about 5 to ten minutes to give the dead battery a chance to charge.

Once the dead car is started let it idle with the lights turned off for at least 45 minute to an hour or drive it for the same amount of time with the light on (I assume you will be driving in the dark) or if its day time drive it for 30 to 40 minutes with the lights off. This should be enough time for the alternator to charge the dead battery.

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Trying to locate the fuse that is for the power steering for a 2007 Chevy Equinox....battery needed to be jumped and lost the power steering

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The fuse for the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) is marked "EPS" and is located in the underhood fuse block on the left side of the engine compartment. It is an 80 Amp fuse. If this fuse was blown as a result of jump-starting the engine, something must have gone terribly wrong! Like - maybe the cables got hooked up backwards or something? You probably have some serious computer system damage...I would get prepared to spend some BIG BUCKS!

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Hi my battery went flat on my car and the guy that jump started it put the neg 2 pos etc.. there was smoke and a spark. i tried driving but it kept losing power now it doesnt do anything, Do u have any...

first check the level of water in the battery...if its totally dry, get a new battery and don't even mess with it. if its a maintenance free battery and more than three years old, replace the battery! try to replace with with nothing less than 600 cold chanking amps! i don't know where you live but if you live in a colder climate you'll need probably a 900 cca! first off, when a person jump starts your battery you are not supposed to hook up the negative to the dead find a good solid piece of metal on the engine to clip it on to.also when you have hooked it up correctly get in the good car and rev it to 2k for about two minutes to give the dead battery a charge then try to start the other car..if it doesnt start it my need a better engine ground. sounds to me though that just buying a new battery would solve all your problems!

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We have a 1999 chrysler 300m and long story short my husband hooked up a new battery wrong and started sparking, he did unhook the battery then hooked it back up the correct way and the car did start, but...

Hooking up the battery wrong probably shorted out the alternator so that it not charging. The car was running off the battery and discharged it causing the lights to turn off and the car to want to stall. You will need to have the electrical system checked for damage.

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make sure all battery and alternator and starter connections are fully connected plugged in and clean.. also check the metal ground clip under youre coil pack to make sure its grounded correctly..

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Remove the serpentine belt and see if it cranks over. Something in that area screwed up to cause all that to happen. Breaking power steering pump pulleys is rare. I am assuming from your description that the starter won't crank the engine. If I am wrong please clarify.

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