The problem is this. Tried starting it - nothing. No surprise, battery was flat. Tried jump starting it - jump leads got hot and there was a small amount of smoke from the engine (to the right of the carburettor). The engine did not turn at all, not a sound from the starter motor.
It seems likely that the battery is dead as it won't charge. If I get a new battery how do I make sure I don't fry that as well? Would it be correct to assume there is a short circuit somewhere?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 8:10 AM