It's a mystery that's for sure. So, how long before the car would stop? Not until it ran out of gas. Its a smooth, consistent idle and it doesn't stop.
There is some kind of constant drain on the battery when it does stop, though, as the battery will die if I don't unscrew the positive post whenever it is going to sit for any length of time (1 hour or more). As I mentioned earlier, the headlights stay on, but they were doing that before this new challenge. And they would eventually go off as the battery did not die.
I am 90% sure everything works when it is running - seats, windows, lights, radio I've seen work after key removed.
I did not see any grounding issues on panel but I'm going to leave that one open to get a second set of eyes to confirm.
Water in which fuse box - trunk, drivers feet, under hood? They all looked pretty clean to me, and no blackened or discolored areas when I pulled fuses.
Here's something I noticed, its been there awhile though so its not a direct cause. There is a very small red wire that connects the passenger side of the ECS and CC fuses under the hood. Its wedged into one side slots. I"m clueless on that. ECS has a pretty big role though, manual says:
"ECS Transaxle Shift Solenoids, Mass Airflow, Canister Purge, PCM, Linear Exhaust Gas Recirculat, Front Ignition-1 Relay
CRUISE Stepper Motor Cruise Control, Power Steering Pressure Switch, Low Refrigerant Pressure Cutoff Switch, Park Rela"
Like I said, the jumper has been there awhile, but why.
Also mentioned before, the gas shocks have been disconnected. Some of the wire harnesses are hanging inside the engine cop
Something is shorted to constant power. I don't know the exact loop of power for a running engine, but I do know that when we completely disconnected the ignition from the column, it kept running, so the ignition isn't the short. When I pull the ECM (IGN) fuse- bottom block of fuses, second row, second column - engine shuts off. That has to be the circuit being shorted, right? At some point after the fuse box so that pulling the fuse still shuts it down. Or a circuitry short in the ECM. Do you have the wiring diagrams?
Also, there is activity and a kind of slide-click noise followed by a hummy kind of noise but not "humming" per se. Seems something is coming alive when I put the PCM (IGN) fuse back in
Friday, March 10th, 2017 AT 9:47 PM