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bad starter or bad connection to starter or bad ground on battery or starter

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What would cause your 2004 jetta not to start without a jump then when you stop the car it wont start again?

bad battery or loose battery cable


You tried to start your car all of the lights came on but it clicked andwhen you tried to start again it cranked what could this be?

I would suspect a loose or corroded battery cable. Remove the negative - cable first and clean both cable connection and the battery posts. Hook the positive + cable back up first. Can also be a starter solenoid going bad.


What would make a car die when stopping after cleaning the battery connections?

I hope you did not remove a battery post while the engine was running (don't do it)? If so, it may cause damage to your alternator, and it will short out your ignition in the engine (engine stops). If there is no damage, it should work after reconnecting the battery posts. If you didn't do the above situation, I would check for a loose connection on the terminal or a corroded/broken cable. I hope you did not remove a cable from the positive or negative battery posts while the engine was running (don't do it)? If so, it may cause damage to your alternator, and it will short out your ignition in the engine (engine stops). If there is no damage, it should work after reconnecting the battery posts. If you didn't do the above situation, I would check for a loose connection on the terminal or a corroded/broken cable. THe computer may need alittle time to relearn idle.


1965 Ford F-250 camper special how do you fix a electrical problem where you are getting no power to anything however when you bypass the solenoid and run a cable straight to the starter it turns?

If You Are Running A Cable From The Battery ( Bypassing The Solenoid ) You Starter Runs Then It Would Most Likely Be You Have Lost Connection On The Solenoid From The Battery Side. ie You Probable Have More Than One Cable On The Battery Incomming Side Of Solenoid Clean All Cables At Battery And Where They Connect To Engine Block ( Negative ) And All Positive Connections Also Check Battery Cables Sometimes They Will Accumilate Lots Of Corrosion Under The Plastic Cable Covers On The Battery End Of Cable, Replace Cable If This Is So. If This Gets It Going I Suggest You Replace Solenoid Also. BEST I CAN DO


Why would a car just click when trying to start other than the cause of a bad battery?

A bad starter. A loose connection @ the terminal ends-the battery cables-the starter solonoid-IF IT has Rubber covers around the battery ends corrosion from battery acid could cause it.EVEN a bad ground on the engine from the battery 2 the frame.(battery cables) The battery cable ends could be corroded and should be cleaned. The next step would be to check the starter selenoid and then the starter.

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How they know that cable of battery is positive and the other one is negative?

I assume you're asking how can you tell which is positive and which is negative? The red cable is positive in the black cable is negative. But if they are not color-coded the positive battery post is slightly larger than the negative battery post. If you try to connect the negative cable to the positive post it would be a tight fit and if you connect the positive cable to the negative post it would be loose.


95 T100 has an added cable from the positive battery terminal to chassis When the cable broke it drained the battery any info will help also the negative Battery terminal is to chassis.?

There is no way that the positive battery terminal was ever connected to the chassis. This would be a dead short and would fry the battery. Negative to chassis is correct, but positive to chassis, no way. That positive cable goes somewhere else.


Where is fuse or relay on alternator wires 04 sprinter?

Only fuse would be in the PDC that bolts onto the positive battery cable.Only fuse would be in the PDC that bolts onto the positive battery cable.


What would a loose battery cable do?

Cause a no start situation.


Would a loose battery cable cause the odometer to flicker?

Yes


Do you reconnect the ground or positive cables when installing a car battery?

Safe practice directs that when connecting battery cables to the battery, the positive cable should beattached first, and then the negative cable last. In disconnecting battery cables, safe practice directs cable order in the reverse, I.E., the negative cable is disconnected first, and and the positive cable last. The reason for this safety procedure is that IF the ground cable is attached first, then when using a metallic wrench to tighten the positive cable clamp, and IF the wrench in contact with the positive terminal clamp were to come in contact with any grounded metal of the vehicle, then a tremendous short circuit would occur. A massive short circuit results in massive arcing [fireball] which can severely burn a person, damage the battery [or cause it to explode], damage the vehicle electrical system, or worse, cause the vehicle to catch on fire. Always connect the negative cable last, and disconnect the negative cable first!


What would cause a car to quit running if you take off the battery cable?

the alternator is out


Why would the Positive battery cable spark when starting?

Poor connection. remove and clean the connector and post and retighten


How do you connect a car battery cable to a battery not in the car?

It would be essentially the same as connecting a battery in the car, except with longer cables. You would have to use jumper cables to extend the car battery cables. Be sure to follow ALL safety procedures. Do NOT let anyone or anything metal touch anything else except where you make the connections. Do not touch the metal connectors themselves. I assume there is no battery in the car. I will call the battery that is not in the car the "external battery". First connect the positive ("+", usually red) jumper cable to the positive car battery cable, & then the other end of that jumper cable to the positive external battery terminal. Then do the same with the negative ("-", usually black) car battery cable & jumper cable. The last thing you connect should be the far end of the negative jumper cable to the negative terminal of the external battery. When you are ready to disconnect the external battery from these cables, do so in reverse order, starting with disconnecting the negative ("-", usually black) jumper cable from the negative external battery terminal.


Where is the starter motor?

Year, make, model and engine size would help but if you follow the positive battery cable from the battery to the other end of it, it will be connected to the starter.


What would cause no power to the 1997 Ford Explorer after changing the solenoid?

poor battery cable connection


What could be draining the battery on a 1970 firebird?

It could be lights on in the trunk or a short someplace, your best bet would be to touch positive cable to the battery and if you get a spark something is drawing power from the battery, pull one fuse at a time and recheck the spark at the battery and when you have a fuse pulled and it finally doesn't spark when you touch the positive cable to the battery terminal you have found the circuit that your problem is in.

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