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Why would a car not start with your key but start easily with a jump start?


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2005-11-18 17:29:11
2005-11-18 17:29:11

Your car could have a dead battery. Your key opens your electical system only while a jump allows you use the other car's electical system (good battery and all). It could also be a bad starter. Autozone can check your starter, battery, and alternator for free. that happend on our 94 ford explorer and it turned out to be a bad wire connecting to the starter!


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You jump start the car from the jump start posts under the hood. You can then open the trunk with the button on the dash.You jump start the car from the jump start posts under the hood. You can then open the trunk with the button on the dash.

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