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 Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 14 Mar 17:23

Flat battery stuck in drive. Cant get the automatic out of park to shove it out the drive and get a jump ??????

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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 14 Mar 18:08

Could try a plug in charger. They take a while but work.
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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 14 Mar 18:49

Can't you just park the car that you're going to use for jump start in your driveway as well?

No one would talk much in society if they realised how often they misunderstood others
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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 14 Mar 19:05

I'd have to charge it but I have the emergency cordless battery thing that starts it.I can charge it and bring it up to try if you want.



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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sat 14 Mar 21:40

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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 14 Mar 22:55

Quote:

renegade master, Sat 14 Mar 21:40

You can't bump start an automatic. If you try I'm sure you knacker the gearbox.

You need to jump start or charge the battery.


Pretty sure you are correct.
Auto's cannot be bumped.
They can however be jump started from a donor battery in the same way as a manual BUT only when the auto box is in park or neutral.
Not that I've ever owned an auto... But that's the way I understand it.





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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 15 Mar 03:21

Thanks for the comments. I the car was parked nose forward on the drive so I couldn't get the neighbours car close enough. I have a charger pack thingy but they dont work when the battery is dead. Needs a trickle, unless its a heavy duty one. I googled it and after discarding several instruction videos due to model variances I found one that helped
I had to take some facia off to expose a manual override lever. This let me get into neutral and push the car out the drive.
The problem was caused by leaving the bluetooth on which connected to something in the house and drained the battery.

Thanks again.

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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Sun 15 Mar 10:55

Are you not with the AA parott?
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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 15 Mar 11:41

Nope but I needed it fixed quicker than they could come. It is a good car in good condition so never felt the need. Maybe ill sign up but not the AA. I would use Gem.

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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 15 Mar 11:45

Not to miss an opportunity LOL. I have an affiliate link on the website. Think ill check it out again myself.

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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Sun 15 Mar 15:36

If you were struggling badly Parrot you can always take a fully charged battery off another vehicle and just place it next to the vehicle you need jumped.

Had that exact situation as you've described in the op and done the above.
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 Re: Car help knowledge needed now
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 15 Mar 17:03

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Grant, Sun 15 Mar 15:36

If you were struggling badly Parrot you can always take a fully charged battery off another vehicle and just place it next to the vehicle you need jumped.

Had that exact situation as you've described in the op and done the above.


Ha! Why didn't I think on that? I feel really thick now lol.

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