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My Toyota qauntam don't want to start after I accidentally let the alternator positive terminal touch the vehicle whilst the battery was still connected

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Test the main fuse. its probably blown. should be under the hood

Posted on Jan 15, 2020

  • Zubair Jan 15, 2020

    Hi Steve where is the main fuse as the vehicle has 3 fuse boxes in separate locations

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SOURCE: Installed new battery in 2001 Nissan Quest backwards

WOW, your lucky it didn't blow up and start the car on fire. there is probably serious damage to the entire wiring system.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Jump start with a 2005 Cayenne

yes the red thing is posative connect the negative (black) to any solid metal or the alt mounts work best then you got power

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: changed positive cable terminal, now battery dead, fuse box ticks

hazard lights left on ? check to see waht relay it is that is clicking anr read to see what it is for? hope this helps

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the sliding door is probablly draining the battery,, have door checked.. make sure tracks are clean and hinges are not binding

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SOURCE: alternator not charging battery on 2007 f-150

Replace the Alternator. Sounds like the internal brushes have worn out as you appear to have the correct feeds to it. If you are tempted to open the alt to have a look at the brushes, be careful as incorrect assembly can cause serious damage as can incorrect re-assembly. You can simply replace the brushes but I would advise against it as the copper rings the brushes rub on (the slip rings) will also be worn and require replacement, this is difficult if you do not have the experience. Also, the bearings should also be replaced as they will no doubt be worn too. Altogether a specialist job, so grab yourself an new or exchange alternator. if you have to get a second hand unit, have it tested BEFORE you fit it..

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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Hi, I have a 2008 Pontiac G5 and I accidentally kept the lights on all day. Since I only have a positive (red) connection, I ground the negative connection to metal as well as the other car negative...


sounds like you are on the right track. Hook the jumper cables up to the dead car first. The red cable should go to the jumper terminal as you mentioned and a good place to hook up the black cable is the bolts on the strut tower.

then with the other car running hook up the red lead to the cars positive battery cable and then the negative to a good ground. Let the two cars sit for about 5 to ten minutes to give the dead battery a chance to charge.

Once the dead car is started let it idle with the lights turned off for at least 45 minute to an hour or drive it for the same amount of time with the light on (I assume you will be driving in the dark) or if its day time drive it for 30 to 40 minutes with the lights off. This should be enough time for the alternator to charge the dead battery.

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Have a delcotron alternator ,what to know where no.1 terminal and no.2terminal wire goes it is on my 1946 cj2a jeep my amp hand does not show a charge had alternator checked out and is ok


  • Use a wrench to remove the negative and positive battery cables: They are clearly labeled "+" and "-." Always remove the negative cable first, as this isolates the power to the metal parts of your car. Tuck the cables away from the battery as you don't want them to accidentally touch a battery terminal when you're wiring your alternator.

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    Locate the alternator terminals. There are two: one marked "live," "pos" or "+" and the other marked "neg," "field" or "-."

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    Locate the two cables. The positive (red) cable goes to your battery via a wire loom or harness. The negative (black) cable attaches to a metal part of your car.

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    Check how the cables attach to the alternator terminals. Some connect using eyelets that hook over the terminal and tighten with a bolt; others connect by inserting the wire under the terminal and tightening a bolt.

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    Loosen the two bolts using a suitable-sized wrench or, if the cables connect using eyelets, remove the bolts.

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    Insert the exposed end of the negative (black) cable under the loosened bolt on the negative terminal of the alternator, then tighten the bolt. If the cable has an eyelet, hook it over the terminal and screw the bolt back in place and tighten using a wrench.

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    Insert the exposed end of the positive (red) cable under the loosened bolt on the positive terminal of the alternator, then tighten the bolt. If the cable has an eyelet, hook it over the terminal and screw the bolt back in place and tighten using a wrench.

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    Replace the positive battery cable on the positive battery terminal using a wrench. Replace the negative battery cable on the negative battery terminal.

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    NEW BATTERY, NEW ALTERNATOR, HAVE TO JUMP IT TO START IT, & IT WONT STAY RUNNIN. IT WILL NOT STAY CHARGED. THANKS!


    a new battery will read 12.6 volts with a volt meter accross the positive and negative posts - when you start the vehicle the voltage will increase to 13.5 to 15 volts - if you get the increased voltage, then the alternator is working - if you don't then it is not working - the new alternator could be faulty or the wiring could have an open somewhere

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    Check alternator voltage


    Get a multimeter

    Start the car and touch the black probe to the negative terminal

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    If the alternator is bad you will only see 12 volts or less.

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    Replacing the battery in a 1999 Lexus LX470


    There are a few thing's, one thing is to not accidentally touch the positive terminal with the negative battery cable or touch the negative terminal with the positive battery cable when your removing or installing the battery, if one of the cable's do touch the other post it may blow some fuse's, on some vehicles with radio anti theft systems when you remove the battery the radio will lock out, if you don't have the code you'll have to take it to a service dealer to have them reset it, other than that it's pretty much straight forward. good luck.

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    No power at all


    Probably have ruined the battery. I suggest you replace it.

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