After the earlier incident, I jumped the battery thinking that the alternator hadn't had a chance to charge because the car had been sitting for a while. When I jumped it, it started right up so I decided to drive around for a little bit to charge it up. I drove for about twenty miles when the car just quit at 65 mph. The volt light and the oil light illuminated and when I got to the side of the road, none of my electrical systems worked at all. Since this happened while running, I'm assuming that my battery has a short in it or I have a bad connection. Could I have shorted it out when I changed my thermostat? I neglected to remove the negative cable off the battery when I repaired it. Could any of the connections that I removed during repair be the problem? I know it's one of those two, but the connections were to the air duct and the throttle assembly, so I didn't think they would interrupt the firing circuit, or did they?
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 AT 5:25 AM