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My car will not start after i took the battery cable loose.Is there some sort of safty thing that is stoping it from cranking?

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2010

    why did u take the cable off? or was it loose?



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Did you reconnect your battery cable? The battery needs to be connected to crank the cars starter. If it is not connected ; reconnect and try to start. If it won't start. Try to jump from another car or get the battery charged at a local auto store (Auto Zone, Advance Auto).

If your battery is connected and in good shape you may have a problem with your starter if your car will not crank. Have that checked out

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