My daughter's 17 and pretty smart.
Her Escape wouldn't turn over this morning, sounded like she just needed to jump it. She's never done it before, I'm at work, so I told her to get her friend and jump the car.
Red to red, or positive to positive...you know - basic directions. She's seen it done before. She just called me and said that it sparked "A TON" and melted the jumper cables. I have to look at it when I get home but I'm HOPING it was just incorrect charging connection and the only damage will be the melted cables.
I'm a basic DIY but not a mechanic. HELP! I need to know what to do when I get home.
I'll try to jump it and if that doesn't work, what next?
Might that have damaged something else in her car? :-(