Forget underneath. The real common problem is where the positive wire bolts to the fuse box.
Next, you need to measure voltages at various places when the problem is occurring. Turn on the head lights and heater fan so current is trying to flow. Measure the voltage right on the battery posts. You should have close to 12.6 volts. Now move the meter probes to the cable clamps on those posts. You should see exactly the same voltage. Move the negative probe to a paint-free point on the engine or transmission, then on a paint-free point on the body, like a bolt head or something like that. You should still see the same voltage. Move the positive probe to the stud on the fuse box, not the cable end.
You're looking for the first place the voltage is lower. That will be the point that needs to be cleaned and / or tightened. These measurements are only valid if the problem is occurring.
Friday, November 13th, 2015 AT 7:40 PM