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thehvacguy 09-28-2012 12:25 AM

Starting problems!!!
 
hey guys. I gave a dude a jump start and when he took the cables off his car he touched the two cables together and something got fried. Now my truck won't turn over. It just clicks when I try to turn it over. Any ideas on what I should take a look at? I don't even know where to start...

sublime2 09-28-2012 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by thehvacguy
hey guys. I gave a dude a jump start and when he took the cables off his car he touched the two cables together and something got fried. Now my truck won't turn over. It just clicks when I try to turn it over. Any ideas on what I should take a look at? I don't even know where to start...

Did you try hooking cables back up to HIS running truck and starting yours.
The clicking usually means the battery dose not have enough power to crank. Make sure YOUR terminals are clean and tightly secured to the battery.

thehvacguy 09-28-2012 01:01 AM

I took the battery to autozone any they charged it up for me but its not holding a charge. I'm hoping I didn't fry the alternator...

sublime2 09-28-2012 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by thehvacguy
I took the battery to autozone any they charged it up for me but its not holding a charge. I'm hoping I didn't fry the alternator...

Alternator runs all electric once the car is started along with recharging the battery.
It does not start the car. Your battery is dead,put a new one in and try it. Normally you can start your car and disconnect the battery and the car will continue to run,because it runs off of the alternator.

silver_flash 09-28-2012 08:15 AM

the battery is losing its charge while in your truck

silver_flash 09-28-2012 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by silver_flash
the battery is losing its charge while in your truck

?????

silver_flash 09-28-2012 08:17 AM

I had this same problem once. but it was a loose connection on the negative battery terminal. it drains the battery. what year and make is your truck?

silver_flash 09-28-2012 08:34 AM

the selenide on the starter or the starter itself might be bad. have to jump the solenoid to find out what is broke.

Billy_Bob 09-28-2012 10:03 AM

Sounds like he fried your battery.

Were the jumpers connected to both terminals on your battery? Or just the positive to your battery and the negative was connected to a body ground on your vehicle? If the latter, check your vehicle ground wires to see if those were fried.

I hope this guy pays for the damage he did!

cjm94 09-28-2012 02:31 PM

Whats the year and make if the truck. A lot of new models have a main fuse that may be blown.

D-rock 09-28-2012 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by cjm94 (Post 1019325)
Whats the year and make if the truck. A lot of new models have a main fuse that may be blown.



thats what I was thinking too!!

biggs9599 10-11-2012 11:03 AM

Also. Don't disconnect the battery while the vehicle is running. This can result in a fried ecu in newer cars.

Carkid0007 10-17-2012 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by biggs9599
Also. Don't disconnect the battery while the vehicle is running. This can result in a fried ecu in newer cars.

I was going to suggest this as well. That's an old way to check things.


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