After leaving my lights on the night before my car battery died and I tried to jump it, accidentally crossing the cables. It began to smoke and I took the cables off. After that, I tried a new pair of cables. It worked and the car started but it would not accelerate. Normally it idles right under 1000 RPMs and when pushing on the gas it goes slightly above 1000 RPMs at about 1-3 MPH. My friend told me to unhook the battery and wait and if that didn't work then try looking at the fuses. Today, after checking the fuses, which don't look burnt, the car wont even start. It clicks when I turn the key. I tried it three times and by the third time it seemed like the battery was drained. Can someone lead me in the right direction? I'm an unemployed college student and have limited funding to fix it. Even a suggestion for a cheap tow would be helpful. Also, when it turned on yesterday most of the dash lights were on including the engine light.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 AT 10:13 AM