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

Yes, have on many occasions.
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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.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 1:34:45 PM

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

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

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

Yes
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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.
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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!
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 9:54:36 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes
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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.
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 11:06:56 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sure would
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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
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 3:04:55 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes
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arthur1957
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 1:09:27 PM

If I had my 2002 Tahoe yes. If I was in my 2014 Fusion hybrid or 2013 Lacrosse e-assist, no.
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 12:18:46 PM

yes
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scavs
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 12:18:16 PM

Situational
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 11:27:24 AM

No
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bearone2
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 11:26:01 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 10:54:40 AM

If possible.........

I did a lot of jump starting batteries years ago......
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stoner0046
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 10:50:20 AM

Only if I knew the person who needed it.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 10:47:25 AM

yes
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 7:26:01 AM

Yes
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:41:32 AM

yes
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:27:40 AM

Yes
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 10:05:21 PM

Yes
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:39:33 AM

yes
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