RESTARTING IS RANDOM

  • Tiny
  • amyknipp35
  • 1998 Isuzu Trooper
  • 134,000 miles

Trooper battery has been changed battery cables have been replaced. Still when I shut off my trooper the chances of it restarting is random. I replaced my fuses and think maybe the alarm fuse is draining my battery what do you think?

will not start after I shut it off maybe sometimes if I jump it

Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 3:19 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Have you had alternator tested?

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 3:23 PM
  • Tiny
  • amyknipp35
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I went to oreilly's and they ran a dio on the battery, alternator, and starter also the spark plugs. And it pinged on a replacement for a spark plug replacement. And that was all.

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 3:30 PM
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  • saturntech9
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So if you pull the alarm fuse does the battery still go dead?I have seen batterys test good and still not hold a charge. We need to do a parastic draw test to see where the draw is or even if you have excessive draw.

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 3:43 PM
  • Tiny
  • amyknipp35
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I pulled the fuse and jumped my battery but it acted like it wanted to start but it failed and I tryed to start it 2 more times after that and it just clicked as if there was no connection with the car jumping my battery. I didnt here the other truck kick down. Then I begin to smell burning wire on the drivers side. At that time I disconnected the cables and the battery post felt as if it had been running for hours. But it wasnt. I have begin to think mabey it may be my starter relay fuse under my dash or a wire that leads to my relay. Please help I cant afford to take it to a professional. Problem solving and determination is my key. Mom in need '0

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 12:38 PM
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  • saturntech9
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So right now the starter is inop?You didnt reverse jump start it did you?Also the battery is fully charged and the battery cables are clean and tight?Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?You will need it. Also do the dash lightd etc come on when you turn the key on like they normally would?

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:01 PM

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