How to jump a car?
During winter or due to malfunctioning in car battery it really depresses us when suddenly we are in hurry to office and suddenly our car did not start.
Whether you leave the headlights on or your battery is old, most car owners will face a dead battery sooner or later. If you find yourself in such a situation, this page can definitely help you.
Check if the battery is having problem.
Check the lights. Are they weak or bright? (Note that in some cars you will need to turn on the ignition to test the headlights). If they are weak, it is likely that your battery is the cause. If your headlights are bright, you do not have a flat battery and an upstream start will not help you.
Make sure the doors unlock when you press the key button and / or try to open the door from the outside, the interior light is working, and the clock or GPS (if applicable) is move or turn on.
Put the key in the ignition and see if your dashboard comes on as usual. Test the stereo. In most cases, even with a low battery, you should see dashboard lights and get stereo sound. If your dashboard does not flicker, you may have a problem with your
Try to start by key ignition
Is it running very slowly or is it running fast? If it starts up quickly, you do not have a flat battery and an upstream start will not help you. If it starts slowly or not at all, you probably have a dead battery.
Locate Battery in you car
On most cars, it will be near the front of the vehicle, on the right or left side, but on some cars, the battery is located near the firewall between the engine and the passenger compartment. In most cars the battery is located inside the box trunk or in frontside inside bonnet. If in doubt, consult your car’s manual for the location of the battery. Identify the positive and negative terminals.
The positive terminal will be marked with a plus sign (+) and will usually have a red cable.
The negative terminal will have a minus sign (-) and will usually have a black cable.
Get help from other running car!
Park the car so that the distance between the two batteries is as small as possible. Turn off the engine, radio, lights, air conditioner, fans and all other electrical components in both the cars.
Make sure all these things are off in the disabled car, too . Do not let cars touch at all.
If cars are touching, jumping the battery can create a dangerous electric arc between vehicles.
Put safety equipment if you have them else no so necessary.
Inspect batteries for cracks, leaks, or other damage. If you find any of these things, do not start the car. Call a tow truck or replace the battery.
It may be necessary to disconnect the battery cables from the faulty automobile from the battery terminals and clean the cables and terminals. Use a hard wire brush to remove any corrosion. Reconnect the cables to the battery terminals and jump into the car.
Remove any positive (+) red protective covers, if any.
Do not touch these black and red wires together coming from the battery
Like your battery, your jumper cables will likely have red and black cables and sturdy clamps to connect to the battery terminals. You need to make sure that the red and black ends of your jumper cables never touch each other when connected to the batteries; allowing them to do so can result in severe electrical arcs and / or damage to one or both cars.
Connect the jumper cables in the order as mentioned below:
Connect a red clip to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery.
Connect the other red clip to the positive (+) post of the good battery.
Connect a black clip to the negative (-) terminal of the battery in good condition.
Connect the other black clip to a piece of metal grounded on the dead car,
the bolt where the thick negative cable of the battery connects to the chassis. If this is not practical, look for the bright metal (unpainted or oily) attached to the engine. Usually, a nut, bolt or other shining metal will work. You can see a little spark when you connect to a good land. As a last resort, you can connect to the negative (-) terminal of the dead battery, but this can ignite the hydrogen released by the battery.
Make sure none of the cables hang in the engine compartment, where they could be exposed to moving parts.
Start the working car to charge the battery of non working one.
Let it idle for a few minutes. Do not run the engine, but run it a little over idle for 30 to 60 seconds. You do this to charge the battery in the dead car, because the starter in the dead car will draw much of the current required (well beyond 100 amperes) from this battery, do not through the cables. Common starter cables are not designed to support the required current. Charge the battery flat is a must. If 30 seconds is not enough, try charging for 60 seconds while keeping the engine idle fast. A good clean connection between the battery cables and the battery terminals is essential.
Try to start the broken down vehicle.
If it does not start, stop the engine and temporarily disconnect the last connection while you slightly twist or wiggle each of the four clamps to help ensure a good electrical connection. Restart the work car again. Wait five more minutes to charge before attempting to start the broken down vehicle. If it does not work after a few tries, you may have to tow the car or
Remove the jumper cables once the car has started.
Do this in the reverse the order in which they were attached, and do not allow any cables or pliers to touch each other (or swing in the engine compartment).
Disconnect the black clip from the grounded metal on the dead car.
Disconnect the black clip from the negative (-) terminal of the battery in good condition.
Disconnect the red clamp from the positive (+) post of the good battery.
Disconnect the red clamp from the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery.
Replace any positive (+) red post covers as needed. These covers help prevent accidental short circuiting of the battery.
Leave the engine off once your car is started!
Run the car over idle (slightly accelerated with your foot on the gas) for five minutes, then over or idle for 20 minutes before turning it off. This should give the battery enough charge to restart the car. If this is not the case, you probably have a dead battery or alternator dying.
One more way to Jump the car
Place the car on top of a hill or ask people to push it.
If you are on upper area and are sure that leaving brakes unpressed will make car move then your car will start if there is a battery problem. The main reason is that moving wheels will ignite the engine and the cycle of starting procedure will start work and charge the battery.
The procedure to do so is
Fully depress the clutch.
Put the car in second gear.
Switch on the ignition, but do not start the engine.
This is also known as key position two. The key is inserted and turned one step to the right. Going one step further, the engine would start, which you do not want to do.
Release the brakes.
Keep the clutch depressed. You will start to go down the hill or move because of the outbreaks.
Release the clutch quickly when the speed reaches 5 mph (8 km / h).
Keeping it in 2nd gear and leaving clutch quickly will start it.
The engine should turn and start. If this is not the case, try depressing and releasing the clutch again.
I hope these are the best solution for the car jumping! Leave us comment if it helped you to start it. Thanks