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You jump start the battery, not the engine. There is nothing wrong with the engine once your battery dies. The battery simply doesn't have enough juice. The jumper cables are clipped to the battery and your car actually starts from the other car's voltage.

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Surely the battery is a part of the engine... I don't see much wrong in saying 'jump-start the engine' / 'jump-start the car'. It means the exact same in my eyes.

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It would because you probably don't know a thing about engines. A battery is part of the car's 12 volt electrical system. Totally separate from the engine, excluding that when the engine is running the alternator charges the battery.

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Even I know the battery is different from the engine... And I know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about vehicles... Except which pedal makes it go (; On a serious note... Please don't ever try to help someone jump start their car. You'd probably end up connecting it to the gas line or something.......

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Ok people. You jump the battery to jump start the engine. You cannot jump the engine or jump start a battery. And you are hearing this from an automotive electrical specialist.

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Yea, lucky for him she didnt smash his headlights in and clog his exhaust pipe with dog poop and key his paintjob and train chimpanzees to slightly change the rearview mirrors' angles and jump through rings of fire whilst playing bop-it on stilts and backflip of a stack off of a giant house of cards onto a miniature trampoline attached to a cheetah's back... Where was I again?

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26 - From the sound of it I'd say... the coolest circus ever?! Barnum and Bailey got nothin' on that! Greatest show on earth, pfft. Throw in some cotton candy and I am there!

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Inside lights can run the battery dead as well. Also, I don't know about you, but after driving a car for so long that doesn't have automatic headlights, I habitually turn them on in any car I get into at night. So that could be the case here as well.

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Forgive me for having no knowledge of cars as I'm not yet old enough to drive, but don't some cars require you to have the key in the ignition for any sort of power to work? Or am I wrong? >_

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All depends on the car. Some cars need the key on for the headlights will work. Some cars will even turn off inside lights if left on for too long with key off.

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