Introduction: Jump a Dead Car Battery
How to jump a dead car battery.
Step 1: Get the Tools Ready
1 running vehicle
1 running dead battery
Step 2: Ready Vehicles
Move the running vehicle close to the dead one so that the jumper cables will connect to each battery.
Pop open the Hoods. Most are in the cabin on the driver side.
Pull the latch that is in the cabin then go to the hood and look for the safety latch that will have to de-latched to get the hood open.
Step 3: Connect Jumper Cables
NEVER allow the positive and negative clamps touch each other when they are hooked to batters or metal parts of in engine compartment.
Connect negative clamp to the negative terminal on the running vehicle.
Remember to keep the running vehicle running, and avoid fast moving parts with hands.
Connect the other negative to the negative terminal on the dead vehicle.
Then connect the positive clamp to the positive terminal on the running vehicle.
Then connect the other positive clamp to the positive terminal on the dead vehicle.
Step 4: Starting
Wait about 30sec to 1min for a charge to build in the dead battery so it can turn the engine over.
Then disconnect the jumper cables.
In revers order as putting on on.
1.Poss on dead
2.Poss on running
3.Neg on dead
4.Neg on running
Then close the hoods
After the dear car starts DO NOT Turn it off leave it run for 5 min to 10min to build a good charge in the battery.