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Sportage: was jumped off and cables placed incorrectly..replace fuses

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My Sportage was jumped off and cables placed incorrectly. It starts but will not hold a charge. I have replace fuses but to no avail.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  jeffrey590 replied 8 years ago.
Greetings lovmykia2002,

start by testing the battery... A load test will determine if it is good or check the charging system output...with the vehicle running at idle you should see approx. 13.5 - 14.5 volts...most likely this will be your's common to damage the alternator internally when crossing the cables during jumpstarting...jeffrey590
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