Jump Starting an Engine

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Jump starting a car is a process of starting a car with a weak battery using a booster battery. A weak battery does not have enough power to crank the car therefore you need a new one to start your engine, however you can do the jump starting to start a car with the help of a car with a fully charge battery, here is how to do it.

The first thing to do is to gather equipment necessary for jump starting. You need a set of jumper cables a car with fully charge battery. After you have all the necessary equipment, park the car having a fully charge battery just enough for the jumper cable to reach the car you want to jump start.

After both car is park near each other, get the cables and connect to the car with fully charge battery, the end of cable has alligator clip that is color coded. One clip is black indicating the negative terminal and the other clip is red indicating the positive terminal.

Connect the red clip on the positive terminal of the fully charge battery and the other end of cable to the positive terminal of the car to jump start.

Next is connect the black clip to the negative terminal of the fully charge battery and the other end to the negative terminal of the battery of the car you are about to jump start.

Make sure that all clips are securely connected on the battery terminals, and then turn the ignition on to start the car with fully charge battery and let it run for a while.

Now try to start the car with discharge battery, crank the car until it start, after the car was started, you can now remove the cables on each car. Remove first the negative terminal of the car with discharge battery then remove the other end on the car with fully charge battery.

Next is remove the cable on the positive terminal of the car with discharge battery and remove the other end on the positive terminal of the car with fully charge battery.

Now that the car has started you may want to bring it to the battery shop to check if the battery is charging or need to be replaced.

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This article was published on 2011/04/22