car help asap

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by headzilla97, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. headzilla97

    headzilla97 New Member

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    My car dies on me and i dont want to have it tows to dealership if i can help it. I got in my car and nothing worked it was totally. I then jumped it but still nothing happened, while jumping it the lights didnt even come on. I stopped to eat dinner on campus and when i came out it didnt work before that it was fine it wasnt off for more than an hour. this happened to me 2 days prior but when i touched the jumper cabels to the tourminal witout attaching it another car the lights came on and it started. what could be wrong with bonnie the boneville.
  2. Shadow62

    Shadow62 New Member

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    headzilla, it sounds like your Battery cables are loose/corroded check them
    if they are loose/corroded tighten/clean them,
    also your alternator may not be charging. if you get it started and it is running
    good take the positive cable off the battery if the car dies, the alternator
    is BAD

    Shadow62
  3. ruger270man

    ruger270man New Member

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    ditto, corroded battery terminals and clamps, get a steel wool brush and clean em off, tighten em up, try again.
  4. Redneck

    Redneck New Member

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    You got grounding problems. Don't stop at the battery, check the cables at the starter, solonoid, frame, engine ground strap and so on. Somethings not making good contact.
  5. gbeggrow

    gbeggrow New Member

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    Shadow, Ruger, and Redneck are all spot on. Check the battery and all the connections on "bonnie".
  6. MPinkston

    MPinkston New Member

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    On most car made in the last 15 years, removing the + battery cable while the engine is running will cause your alternator to go bad.
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