Drive the functional car into position next to the car with the dead battery without allowing the vehicles to touch one another. Posted 1 day ago — By Jeff Zurschmeide. Then hook positive to a positive power post or on positive battery post and negative to heaviest piece of steel you can find; preferably the ground cable on the engine.
Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 1,348,821 times. These cards may be subject to fees and certain restrictions on use. Can I connect the negative end to the negative terminal of the dead battery instead of grounding it at the car's frame?
Disconnect and remove the jumper cables from each car after the engine has started in the reverse order in which you connected them. More success stories All success stories Hide success stories.
Connect one end of the negative jumper cable to the negative terminal on the functional, charged battery.
This is dried sulfuric acid and it can burn your skin if you touch it with your bare hands. Installation is the reverse of removal. Cars Vive la France: See your cardholder agreement and associated materials for details.
Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. Andrew Quinn is a Master Mechanic in Missouri. Finally, connect the last negative terminal to an unpainted metal part of the engine bay, preferably one that is not right next to the battery. Since battery acid is hazardous, be sure to take adequate precautions when handling old battery terminals to protect skin and clothing. It is very easy to get a good shock if the battery does have some juice.
Things You'll Need Safety goggles. Charging a dead car battery is more than simply hooking up a charger if you want to do this job safely. Take care not to allow the solution to make contact with skin and clothing. Attach the other end of the negative jumper cable.
How do you charge a car battery? You should know which terminal to remove first if you have to remove the battery , which terminal to hook up first on the charger, how long to charge a dead car battery and more.
Your email address will not be published. Method 1. Cold weather can drain your battery. Step 1 First, check the car battery charger you propose to use is suitable for your particular battery.