Thanks Scotty! I fixed the shifter arm, but not the short. I worked on the Blazer this weekend and I did what you told me.
I placed a volt meter between the Negative battery terminal and the negative battery cable (I previously pulled the alarm module). I got a reading of 11.70 volts. I then checked the voltage of the battery and it was 12.30 volts. I opened the door and the voltage went up to 12.20 volts (meter between battery and cable).
Thats when I realized that something is pulling 11.70 volts when the car is off. At first I thought it was a voltage drop, but then realized that the volt meter should read zero. What could pull 11.70 volts? And have an ohm reading of 50 when ohm meter set to 2000?
I then had a friend check out the reading (between battery and cable) as I pulled out all the fuses one at a time. Door was closed. No drop of voltage. I then pulled out all the relays I could see inside cab and still no drop. (Thought maybe a relay stuck to on)
MY NEXT STEP is to check relays under the hood and check and pull all wires that are connected to the fuse block. I will also check wires going to transmission.
I failed to mention that the transmission is stuck on (I feel) 2nd gear. It happened since the smog test on the 19th of January 2010. They gunned the gas pedal and really forced my Blazer. I started to get all these problems after that smog check.
I did fix the problem with the shifter arm. I had placed the ignition switch without turning the key to accesory and moving the switch to accesory. The key was not alligning in column to allow the shifter to change into gear.
Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 7:48 AM