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Without buying expensive test equipment, you can test it by replacing the questionable part with a known good part.


did you have the new batt.tested where you bought it?you can get a bad the shelf i know. starter draging.just went though this myself

Even though its a new battery, it may be the alternator!! the easiest way to check it is to get it started when running, take the negative cable or black cable off of your battery if it stays running your alternator is fine if it dies the alternator is bad!! the alternator helps keep the battery charged and going!!

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Q: Why might a car not start after installing a new battery?
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You might need a new battery. You might need a new battery.

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Disconnect negative cable first from old battery and connect it last when installing new battery.

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Correct, a car will not start with a disconnected battery

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If the battery has a defective cell it might not allow the car to start with a charger. Have the battery tested.

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Depending on what you mean there are two answers. A car being jumped with cables on backward will short out the car either blowing the electrical system and or causing sparks. If you are installing a battery in your car and you put the cables on backwards then you will either drain the battery or short out the car.

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Take it to a mechanic. You might try charging the battery or borrowing a battery or car to try jump-starting.

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Certainly, a loose wire on the car battery can cause the car not to start.

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Your battery might be dead. Or you may have a faulty starter relay switch

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Weak battery and no gas can both cause a no start.Weak battery and no gas can both cause a no start.

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