2000 Acura Integra jump start wrong

Tiny
MIS_SASI
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  • 2000 ACURA INTEGRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 112,000 MILES
Hooked up my jumper cables wrong. The car I was using to jump start my dead car was hooked up right. Her battery started smoking, not mine. Wondering if I did any damage to hers or my car. The light still comes on on my car, but it wouldnt start.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 AT 2:30 PM

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Tiny
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Check and test all the fusible links
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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If the other car was sparking or smoking. (Zapping)
then the cables werent on correctly.

Please notice not all positive are on the right and negative terminals are on the left. You have to make sure it is + or - dont just shove the jumper cables on just because you hookd left to left and right to right or right to GROUND.

Hopefully you just tried the wrong polarity and it was sparkin off a bit to let you know.

If all your fuses under your hood, and under neath the dash is all fine and not burnt. Then you are 100% ok and if you have a couple burnt fuses then its because of the polarity being attached.

Lastly if car still doesnt start, try bring your dead battery to a autopart shop and have them test/charge it for you.

If that battery is extremelyyyyyy dead, then chances are most of the chemical inside the battery has already crystalized. Meaning your battery is no longer good, even if you try to recharge it. Its not going to hold

try buying a new battery and cleaning terminals see if that'll work. If not then id remove the alternator and starter and have a autoshop test it for free.
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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Wrong hook-up will cause a fusible link/s to blow

When you say you car won't start, did you meant it will crank over and will not start or just won't crank over at all/nothing happens when you turn key to cranking if this the case check the fusible links
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 6:36 PM

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