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Author Topic: If someone asks you to help jump start their car would you? Back to Topics
Kanakakua
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:51:35 PM

It depends where I'm at
What kind of person
If I'm in a hurry
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:11:28 AM

yes
toms1120
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 6:50:19 AM

Yes
2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 12:41:32 PM

yes
Vin63
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:55:02 AM

I have more times than I've received.
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:13:56 AM

Yup my services were needed this morning. Pay it forward.

[Edited by: DasAuto92 at 2/13/2015 9:14:43 AM EST]
eB40
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 10:54:56 PM

Yes
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 12:41:49 AM

sure
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 10:06:13 PM

For sure, but only if I set it up. Have been doing this for 30+ years and never backwards or shorted to ground.
VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 8:01:22 PM

As long as I hook-up the booster cables, otherwise no.
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 6:50:54 PM

Yes
nifty6
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 9:14:58 PM

no
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 8:00:11 PM

I might... circumstances would need to be just right... dial up my forum on giving folks rides, if you like... think the title is, "May I offer you a lift..."
2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 5:04:54 PM

yes
PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 6:17:03 PM

Yes, have on many occasions.
JoeTheGuyInRI
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 1:49:17 PM

Not with my car but I would if I had a jump starter device with me at the time.
redfish67
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 1:34:45 PM

yup
pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 12:50:43 PM

Yes
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 10:09:04 AM

yes
billycar
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 12:15:44 PM

Yes
Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 11:57:43 AM

Yes, if the conditions are right. I have helped a family of 4 jump start their car.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 10:38:07 AM

I have refused once I gander at under their hood conditions, I don't always carry my jump kit box, <<< it makes a safer jump without any other percussions.

I still have 16" heavy cables, use them at times, most battery stranded individuals don't want to wait for the time element to build up their own disabled battery minor/minimum charge capacity.

That makes a more successful jump start event and reducing any extra risk of damage happening. Like starter lock-up, un-necessary sparking of cable connections(the wiggling stuff) and often no eye protection used.

Saying many crazy conditions can exist under the disabled vehicle some simple some dangerous that prevent a vehicle from starting and causing an almost dead battery condition.

Often its just the driver's forgetful errors...... = simple jump! The traffic can be more dangerous..... ! ! ! Often!
toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 9:54:36 AM

Yes
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 12:42:00 AM

yes
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 10:20:54 PM

Definitely
puddy
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 8:27:00 AM

yes
Mizzer1
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 1:05:44 AM

Yes
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 1:04:52 AM

yes
toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 7:13:51 PM

Yes
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 2:09:12 AM

yes
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 12:46:13 AM

Yes
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 11:01:24 PM

Yes
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 10:01:58 PM

Yes
MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 6:51:07 PM

Yes
flatcreek
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 12:22:07 PM

Good way to fry your alternator if it isn't hooked up right.
gator2002
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 11:06:56 AM

If I have my booster pack in my car
2Tall
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 9:43:04 AM

yes
VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 1:17:40 PM

As long as I make the booster cable connections.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2014 9:15:40 AM

Yes
2Tall
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 10:56:55 AM

yes
cv
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:20:46 AM

Yes, I would.
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 5:50:25 AM

Sure would
EasyOffBAM
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 4:21:26 PM

Definitely, unless I'm late for something important

Pay it forward
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 3:04:55 PM

Yep
Vin63
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 9:40:34 AM

Usually do.
retcap201
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:41:57 AM

depends, probably
bearone2
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:29:51 AM

no
toms1120
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:18:26 AM

Yes
weddy11
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 9:40:53 AM

Yes
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 9:25:51 AM

maybe....depends on the occasion.....
biged77
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 4:50:03 PM

Yes if they have jumper cables.
STEVE853
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 1:42:49 PM

Yes
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