IrishCubCommunity MemberDecember 2, 2021 at 9:29 pm
I was trying to jump the battery on our Altima. I connected the jumper cables, (red-positive, black-negative) on both cars. I got in our Camry, the car with the good battery, and all I heard was a clicking sound. Tried it again and got the same result. On the third attempt, nothing happened at all. I got out and disconnected the jumper cables from both cars. Fearing the worst, that somehow I had caused some sort of electrical damage to the Camry, I turned the key and it started right up. Does this mean that, even though I could start the Camry okay, the battery is needing to be replaced?
Year: 2004MSelleenAdministratorDecember 2, 2021 at 9:31 pm
There could have been bad connection between the jumper cables and therefore you heard the clicking sound. If you let the cables sit for a while, it could have charged your battery enough to start your car though.
It could both be a bad battery, a bad alternator charging the battery or something that drained your battery. Check this for more information: https://mechanicbase.com/electric/drained-car-battery/
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