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You have a bad battery. Keep that up often enough, and you are going to end up with a bad alternator. Alternator's don't like being operated without a load going to them. Running the engine with either of the battery cables disconnected is not good.

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Q: What is wrong with a 1984 Nissan 300ZX non-turbo that will only start on a jump and continues to run with the positive battery wire disconnected?
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