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2001 Dodge intrepid problem

I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid.
Im having a really big problem with it. The car is dead.. but when i jump it, all the lights (dash lights, head lights, etc) comes back on, then when i try to start it it goes back to dead, everything shuts off

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-Battery is only 4 months old, to make sure it wasn't a battery issue, i took it out and put it in another vehicle and it worked perfectly.

anyone can help me? much appreciated.
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take off the nut on the jumper post connections and clean all of the contacts. that is a very common place for corrosion that will keep you from having enough current flow to start the engine. that is the first thing that I would try.
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take off the nut on the jumper post connections and clean all of the contacts. that is a very common place for corrosion that will keep you from having enough current flow to start the engine. that is the first thing that I would try.
How do I go about that? Should I sand it ?
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Sand, file, brasso pad, even a scotchbrite pad... Anything to make it clean.
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Remove the negative jump post connection first, and leave it off while you work on the positive jump post. If you don't do that and your wrench happens to hit nearby bare metal while it is on the positive jump post nut, you will create lots of sparks, and possibly do damage to your wrench or the car or injure yourself.
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Remove the negative jump post connection first, and leave it off while you work on the positive jump post. If you don't do that and your wrench happens to hit nearby bare metal while it is on the positive jump post nut, you will create lots of sparks, and possibly do damage to your wrench or the car or injure yourself.
^^^ Take heed of this advice. I had a similar experience just recently and had a couple sparks only. Could've been much worse!
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