If your car won’t start after jumping it there are a few possible reasons why. The most common reason is that the battery is dead and needs to be replaced. If the battery is old it may not hold a charge and will need to be replaced. Another possibility is that the starter is damaged and needs to be replaced. If the car was jump-started with the cables reversed this can also damage the starter. If the engine won’t turn over it could be due to a problem with the timing belt.
Could it be that the problem is with the battery and not the starter?
One way to find out is to try starting the car with a jump start.
If the car starts then it’s probably the battery.
Why would my car need a jump start in the first place?
A car needs a jump start when the battery is not holding a charge.
This can be due to a number of reasons such as a loose connection corrosion or a dead cell.
Is it safe to jump start my car?
Yes it is safe to jump start a car as long as you follow the proper steps and precautions.
How do I jump start my car?
First you will need to connect the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery.
Then connect the negative (black) jumper cable to the negative terminal of the good battery.
Finally start the car with the good battery and let it run for a few minutes.
What do I do if the car still won’t start after jumping it?
If the car still won’t start then the problem is likely with the starter alternator or something else entirely.
Will jumping my car damage the battery?
No jumping your car will not damage the battery.
I don’t have jumper cables.
Can I still jump start my car?
Yes you can still jump start your car without jumper cables by using a battery charger.
I don’t have a battery charger.
How can I jump start my car?
If you don’t have a battery charger you can jump start your car by using jumper cables.
What is the difference between a battery charger and jumper cables?
A battery charger is a device that plugs into an outlet and charges the battery while jumper cables are used to connect the battery of one car to the battery of another car.
My car has a diesel engine.
Can I still jump start it?
Yes you can still jump start a car with a diesel engine but you should consult the owner’s manual first.
I don’t have another car to jump start my car with.
What should I do?
If you don’t have another car to jump start your car with you can use a battery charger.
How long should I let my car run after jumping it?
You should let your car run for at least 5 minutes after jumping it.
What should I do if my car starts but then dies soon after?
If your car starts but then dies soon after the problem is likely with the alternator.
What should I do if my car starts but the engine won’t turn over?
If your car starts but the engine won’t turn over the problem is likely with the starter.
What are some other reasons why my car might not start?
Some other reasons why your car might not start include a loose connection corrosion or a dead cell.