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I've done it already anymore ideas

I already check the terminal clamps and cables. Remove and gave them a good clean with a wire brush. and check both ends on the cables.

to jump start the car i attached one end of one cable to the dead battery's positive terminal. then i attach the other end of the same cable to the positive terminal of the battery in the starting vehicle, and then attach one end of the other cable to the negative terminal of the battery in the starting vehicle. and last i attach the other end of that cable to the engine block of the car with the dead battery.

If you can get to a battery dealer, have them do a LOAD CHECK'. Some batteries can posses what is called a 'surface charge'. They have the volts, but not the amps. This will tell you.

well its a new battery, but i guess i'll take it into autozone...

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Before I even start here. I've got to tell you, you provide the best info / details / descriptions of any one I've tried to help on this site. I wish they all would get a clue from you. Thanks.

Back to the problem.You are closer to the solution than you think.

The fact that you can jump start it rules out everything except the Battery and the negative cable. Everything works when you bypass these.

Rule out the negative cable by re-jumping, only this time attach the negative jumper to the negative terminal of the battery.
If it starts, With the jump, It's the battery. No Doubt.

By all means, bring it back to where you purchased it (Autozone?). Have them check it. Tell them whats happening, they'll exchange it.

I've gotten two more people in the last week who had replaced the battery (Oh No, it can't be the battery), only to find the new one was bad. It happens.

When it turns out to be the battery (or cable), I expect a 'FixYa'. Fair?

Good luck, you'll be on the road tomorrow.
Mike

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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