car wont start without being jumped every time. Also have to put the positive cable on the terminal and not the battery itself or theres no spark or anything even while connected to another car or

Asked by May 26, 2016 at 01:35 AM about the Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sounds like bad battery cables or at the very least extremely dirty or badly corroded ones. Try cleaning them up first, just make sure there is no more of the black corrosion on the battery posts or the cable terminal ends. HTH

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