- Car won't start question:
Do you have facilities to charge the battery outside of her car? It would be my choice as a first port of call.
It may be her battery was on its way out and this has done for it though.
If you get it started again leave it all connected up for 10 minutes to give the battery a bit of a charge.
Oh, and it coudl be her alternator isn’t giving any current which is why it won’t run without your car engine to provide electricity.Posted 4 years ago
Hi, we’re just back from holiday and my wife’s car won’t start. I tried to jump-start it from mine and it all seemed to be going well until (as per the instructions) I switched off both engines, disconnected the jump-leads and tried to re-star the wife’s car and all it did was click, I then re-connected the jump-leads, re-started my car, but the dead car still won’t start now. Is there anything else I can try before I call the garage and does anyone know what is likely to be wrong? Thanks.Posted 4 years agoMowgliMember
Mine did this recently. Turned out to be a dodgy earth connection between -ve battery terminal and the chassis. Check the terminals are clean, bit of WD40 or vaseline helps conductivity. Get a multimeter and check voltage both before jumping it, and then after taking it out for a 30min razz – should be well over 12V.Posted 4 years ago
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