Father in law jumped car off, shorted fuse in fuse panel under hood, replaced fuse, car would crank but would not stay running and would spit and sputter and shut off.
Took to mechanic, he said computer was bad.
Replaced timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, wires, and spark module. Charged battery and tried to crank, multi-function switch began to smoke on steering column, gauges acted crazy.
During starting procedure, engine made a odd sound while turning over, questioned whether timing marks were lined up correctly. Still need to verify….
Had computer module rebuilt (Auto Computer Exchange, Davie FL), reinstalled PCM, installed new multi-function switch on column (new switch was different as it does not have fog light switch, everything else is the same), installed new battery.
Now have no cluster lights/signals, no overhead lights, motor starter engages but will not turn over (still may be timing belt issue). Headlights turn on, blinkers work, wipers come on, etc.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011 AT 2:13 PM