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How to jump start a car with cables?

Mon Jun 26 2017 21:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

  1. turn off the engines of both cars
  2. connect one end of the red cable to the positive terminal of the empty battery
  3. connect the other end of the red cable to the positive terminal of the full battery
  4. connect one end of the black cable to the negative terminal of the full battery
  5. start the car with the full battery
  6. with the other end of the black cable, touch unpainted metal parts under the hood of the car with the empty battery. if a spark appears, connect the end to that metal part
  7. let the car with the full battery run for at least 2-3 minutes
  8. try to start the car with the empty battery
  9. if it does not start, let the car with the full battery run longer
  10. if it does not start after half an hour, then call a mechanic
  11. disconnect the cables in the opposite order, starting with the end of the black cable that is connected to the car with the empty battery