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Offline 18 Days

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Help a girl with car trouble!
« on: August 25, 2006, 06:34:44 AM »
So I kinda left my lights on (I know I know) and now my battery is flat. How do I fix this? How do I jump start a car and are there any otehr ways to help revive a battery? I tried a google search but all websites speak in mechanic terms.

I hear pouring boiling water can give your battery a small charge but this failed.  
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 07:02:25 AM »
flat batteries can be a problem "ma'am"

Hoof it over to Walmart and get some jumper cables, a battery charger, and an extension cord.  

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006, 07:05:46 AM »
Worst advice ever.
"how do I jump start a car? Are there other tips?"
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2006, 07:07:05 AM »
I would help a girl out.

Notice how I'm not helping? =P
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2006, 07:08:09 AM »
Basically what colour wire goes on what part of the battery. And who's car has to be running?
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RE:Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2006, 07:23:20 AM »
This page has fairly clear instructions and even a picture.  http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/ageng/safety/ae1021w.htm#how
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2006, 07:28:21 AM »
Legend, thank you. Still wondering about any alternative ways. I have acctually seen soemone start it with the boiling water trick but maybe their battery wasn't totally dead.
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RE:Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2006, 07:35:25 AM »
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Legend, thank you. Still wondering about any alternative ways. I have acctually seen soemone start it with the boiling water trick but maybe their battery wasn't totally dead.


I assume no, but I will ask anyway:

Does your car insurance company offer roadside assistance? (Like AAA and some others)
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RE:Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2006, 08:08:32 AM »
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Basically what colour wire goes on what part of the battery. And who's car has to be running?

That's a funny question to ask considering only one of the cars can be started.  

With both cars not running, connect a red clamp to the dead battery's positive terminal, then the other red clamp to the live battery's positive, then a black one to the live negative, and finally connect the other black clamp to the metal body of the car with the dead battery.  Start the car with the good battery.  After a few moments, start yours.  Remove the clamps in the exact opposite order that you connected them before you do anything else.  Obviously, don't kill your car until the battery has had time to charge.  Go for a pleasant drive in the country.

If it doesn't work, your battery might be totally kaput, or corrosion may have built up on the terminals.  If you can get it off, the car may start just fine.  Clean it with baking soda and water, then rinse it clean.  Don't let baking soda get into the battery, though.  It will neutralize the acid.  Speaking of acid, don't let any battery acid get on you.  You won't like that.  Wash it off with lots of water if it does.

I've never heard of the boiling water trick.  If anything, it might remove enough corrosion to let the battery start in some cases.

edit:  Interesting.  Couchmonkey's link contradicts what I wrote about the order of connections.  Considering I double-checked before posting it, it makes me wonder if the order you connect to the positive terminals really matters.

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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2006, 08:13:02 AM »
1st you hook up the jumper cable to a wall outlet, 2nd you hook the jump cable to your balls, Then turn on the power and pee on the battery (it work just like boilling water but faster, trust me), also dont forget to video tape it and if that dosen't work (but that very unlikely it wont) going to any car shop/the walmart/gas naize and buy a new battery and replace the old one. BTW you cant throw away a car battery so drill a hole and drink the tasty tasty battery juice...Yum
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RE:Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2006, 09:43:39 AM »
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I would help a girl out.

Notice how I'm not helping? =P
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2006, 10:17:51 AM »
I'm wondering if 18 Days' battery even went out...
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2006, 10:58:35 AM »
Nah, it's just a ploy to seperate the gentlemen from the d*cks from the guy-girls.  

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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2006, 11:05:54 AM »
Shouldn't this be in the funhouse?
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2006, 06:50:55 PM »
No because I'm serious. My little Nissan Pintara Hatchback has a flat battery because I left the lights on after returning from work experience.
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2006, 06:56:15 PM »
Ahahahaha, women don't work!  This is bull.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2006, 07:12:35 PM »
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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2006, 08:35:40 PM »
Prove you're a girl please.
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2006, 12:58:13 AM »
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Ahahahaha, women don't work!  This is bull.

In a Primary School.

Anyway, all your advice was rubbish. I get my friend Ben to help me because no one else had jumper cables. He said we had to connect both negative terminals as well as the positive terminals, none of this "connect it to the car's metal body" and it worked fine. Also we used Couchmonkey's order and took them off at random.

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RE: Help a girl with car trouble!
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2006, 08:40:33 AM »
Ok.  Actually the part about "connecting to the cars metal body" is a matter of preference.  Personally I prefer the style that you used though if you do it wrong the battery will explode possibly killing you.  In the end they both do the some thing.  On the recieving battery end Positive is just the ground that will complete the circuit and allow the energy to flow.  Energy like cows want to follow the path of least resistance.

My personally recommendation is to keep a battery jumper with you.  I find mine handy.  You can find them at Wal-Mart or equivalent, Sears during Christmas, Autostores, etc.  I have a Coleman one I got for Christmas. This is a quick Amazon Search to show you what they look like.  They are pretty much just a battery with built in jumper cables.  Mine also has a flashlight built in and a Cigarrette lighter style plug, which I bring it in to power the pump to blow up the air mattress when we have guess.

Also if you travel a lot, just lock yourself out of the car a lot, or just have an unreliable car and need towwed I would recommend AAA.  The Discounts are nice, the maps are nice, if you ever want to go to a Disney theme part the packages are sweet, and road side assistance about anywhere for free and pretty fast.  Beat paying a locksmith.

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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2006, 06:47:29 PM »
I should point out that I do not infact live in America. But yes, I have roadside assistance, although I've never had to use it. They're called the RAC, Royal Automobile Club here.
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2006, 07:55:31 AM »
AAA has an equivalent branch in most countries.
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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2006, 04:59:01 AM »
Ceric is right about the risk of the battery exploding.  I've seen it happen.  My dad's old pickup had shrapnel embedded in the underside of the hood deeply enough that we could never remove all of it.  As a result, I've always been very particular about this sort of thing.  I check a manual every single time instead of trusting my memory, and I only connect the negative as a last resort.  I also make sure nobody is standing near the battery when I try to start the engine.  Maybe I'm too careful, but it doesn't take any more effort to do it carefully, so there's no harm in it.

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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2006, 06:20:54 PM »
This thread made laugh.  No really it takes a lot to do that.

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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2006, 08:59:23 PM »
What the hell is primary school? I am from place stupid.  
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2006, 05:16:19 AM »
I think it's like elementary school...  You know, the first school you go to?  Hence the word primary?  However, that's just a guess.  Like sophomore, I never understood what the heck that meant.  Edit: I finally figured it out after reading some CD reviews that used it to describe the person's second album...I think...or maybe I just exposed my ignorance!
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2006, 01:35:58 PM »
Who the hell drives in elementary school? I am so from place stupid.  
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2006, 05:58:50 AM »
Here in the States if you have a lot of students in one school area you tend to split the schools up.

Primary School is traditionally: K-2
Elementary School: 3-5
Middle School: 6-8
High School:  7-12

You'll always have High School  the rest sort of vary by system in a way, no federal regulation really.  Which probably means that 18Days is probably a teacher, staff, or other Faculty at a primary school because you would not be driving by then any other way. (Plus she responded to the Work question with that answer.)
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2006, 06:19:23 AM »
That was weird on the first one it gave me the whole 1 minute between post message.  I'm confused.
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2006, 10:25:10 PM »
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That was weird on the first one it gave me the whole 1 minute between post message.  I'm confused.



The thread is trying to comprehend the primary driving school thing.

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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2006, 02:27:54 PM »
Dammit, I hate it when I don't proof read my posts...
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« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2006, 09:15:48 PM »
I DROVE TO PRIMARY SCHOOL BECAUSE I WAS WORKING THERE.
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