Why does my car die after I jump it?

Why does my car die after I jump it?

If you jump start your car and it will start, but the engine dies right after the jump then it is most likely the alternator. (Note: Do not try to test the alternator by removing the negative battery cable with the engine running. This could damage your car or truck’s electrical systems).

What happens when your car doesn’t start after a jump?

If the car starts right away, your problem is most likely a dead battery. Charge the battery and clean the terminals and cable connectors to ensure good contact. If your car does not start by jump-starting, you may have a problem with your starter, alternator or another component of the electrical system.

How do you jump an Acura MDX battery?

Turn off the engine, then open the hood.

  1. Pull up on the engine cover, remove it from the pins.
  2. Connect the first jumper cable to your vehicle’s battery (+) terminal.
  3. Connect the other end of the first jumper cable to the booster battery (+) terminal.
  4. Connect the second jumper cable to the booster battery (-) terminal.

Where is the battery in an Acura TSX?

TSX engine bay, with battery in the bottom-right corner. Most Acuras have their battery hidden under a cover on the right hand side of the engine bay. This cover pulls right up and off with no tools needed.

How do you jump start an Acura battery?

Attach the black, negative cable to the negative post of the donor battery. Attach the other end of the negative cable to either the negative post of the dead battery or a bare metal ground on the Acura’s frame. Figure 2.

What should I do if my Acura won’t start?

Have the owner of the donor vehicle start their car up. Let that car run for awhile before starting your Acura. After a few minutes, start your car. If it doesn’t start, turn the key back to off, make sure everything is turned off, and let it sit again for a couple more minutes.