Gave car to my dad last year. He went out to start the car one day and had no power to anything when the key was turned on and car would not start. Had towed home and sat for a year. Went out today to get it running to be able to sell it. Found the main grounds to the battery were corroded so I replaced the terminal and cut back the bad section of wires. Now everything on the car comes on with key at this point. I start the vehicle and take it out for a quick spin and no issues. Went inside and ate dinner then went to take the car on a longer trip to see what happens. Made it about 5 miles on the highway and the engine just quite running but all the lights stayed on. I went up and got some gas in a can in case the fuel gauge was off and the car fired up and idled for about 15 sec and died. Now the car cranks but will not fire at all.
car has new alternator, battery, battery terminal ends, air filter.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 AT 1:46 AM