View Full Version : How to jump starter?

Giga Shadow
09-10-2004, 07:24 PM
I tryed to start my car but it doesn't crank over.
This has happend before, but only in hot weather so I guess it's
going out, eh?

How would I test a used one to know how good it is? (without putting it on) :P Thanks.

09-10-2004, 07:35 PM
It's dangerous, but you could hook up the positive and negative to a battery and control the solenoid with a switch. The starter will have alot of torque and will likely jump pretty hard when you engage it if it's not braced on something. Be careful if you do this! :shock:

Giga Shadow
09-10-2004, 08:49 PM
I tryed to jump it by crossing the possitive and negitive on the silanoid
but I just spun ( I can hear it) but it didn't spin the starter. where cross the wires to start? on the case or what?

Giga Shadow
09-11-2004, 02:27 AM

This is what I mean.
The top stud/nut is the power
The bottem is ground.

I crossed them with a pair of niddle nosed plyers and it just spin the crap out of it.... It didn't crank over or anything.

I remember the first time I jumped the started in my jetta It did the same then I figured out were to actually jump it from.. (It worked)

Now where do I jump THIS one? I tryed putting the possitive to that male connecter but nothing...
Any advice?