My 2007 Chevy van had a dead battery this AM. I tried to jump start the 2007 with the 2004. After about 30 seconds, the cables started smoking so I unhooked the cables. The cables were hooked up: red to red, black on 2007 to black on battery & black on 2004 to engine block bolt. After removing the cables the 2004 sounded "funny", like it was idling low. I got in to move it & the brake pedal went to the floor. I had to pump the pedal to get it to stop. No lights or "check engine" on, starts up normal but still sounds "funny". Any ideas on: why the brakes don't work & why did the cables start smoking? Thanks in advance.
Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:42 AM