Prior to my work, my truck was running fine, no issues besides a miss. So I performed what was supposed to be a simple tune up. Swap out the spark plugs, changed or the cap and rotor and was about to change the wires, but I decided to start up the truck. The wires had felt pretty good, not dry. I was going to replace they anyway.
The truck didn't sound like it wanted too crank over. It would make a couple of turns then crank as if the battery was dying. I found the ground terminal was loose and there was a bit of corrosion on the pos terminal so I got some baking soda and water and cleaned everything. Cranked the engine same result but I noticed the pos side cable was slightly smoking while I turned the engine over.
So I dropped the starter thinking I may have loosened a connection and find there is a sensor behind the starter and behind the dip stick tube with a wire hanging by its last stand of wire. I have no idea what this is for and if it would cause the problems.
have the same problem?
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 AT 11:28 PM