The battery has died on your friend's manual transmission car, but you don't have jumper cables. How can you try to restart it?

Answer Push his car in 2nd gear until it is going 5 mph while he holds the clutch in. Tell him to turn the ignition and let go of the clutch quickly.

This method is called "push starting" and is much easier going downhill! Always make sure you're in a safe place, though. It's a bit dangerous.

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