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Old 12-28-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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My wife is visiting family in GA this week and her battery was dead today (I've told her and the kids a million times to stop leaving the interior lights on). Anyways, her family refused to jump the van off because they heard somewhere that it could cause $2000-$3000 worth of damage to the car with a good battery. Anybody ever heard that? I guess if you reverse the cables you might hurt something, but under a correct hook- up, really?
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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Surely, surely, surely there are jump starting procedures in the owners manual. Follow those and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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sounds like an excuse not to jump it off
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:46 PM   #4
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Years g not a problem, new cars today can screw up from the serge and be costly to repair. Owers manual for sure. If not aval and its a new car jumping off then I say the car giveing the jump be turned off vs running and when dead car starts remove cables before starting jumping car
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:14 AM   #5
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I've heard that before too but never had a problem resulting from jumping someone off. Of course the newest car I own is a 2004.
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