will my car jump start if the starter is bad


Asked by Aug 08, 2015 at 10:01 PM about the 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

just want to know if my stater could be bad i was told that my car would not take take a
jump if the stater is bad is that true

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Yes, that's true. A jump start basically takes electricity from another car, using the jumper cables, to energize the starter when yours is dead. HTH. -Jim


When your battery is dead. -Jim


thanks so if i replace mt battery do you think that the problem

Bob Beaman

If a starter is bad as in , drawing too many amps, a jump start might supply sufficient amperage to indeed start the car. If the starter has an open circuit or the solenoid or bendix is bad a jump start will do nothing.

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