I appreciate your suggestions - helping along this path.
This has been a very difficult one for me.
I have not driven this car much siince we last commented here.
I purchased one of those cigarette lighter / power socket accessories voltage monitors. This way I can always have a exact in digital readout of the battery,
convenient in the cockpit.
When I turn the Key to ON position or accessory position the voltage at the cigarette lighter DROPS 1.5 - 2.0 Volts. I do not like this.
By pulling the Guage Fuse this lessens the voltage drop. By pulling only the ENG1 Fuse this really lessens the drop.
I want to know why ENG1 is pulling Much current.
I'm still pondering this one?
In the meantime I have been pulling ENG1 components off the circuit one at a time and plugging them back in. Still can't find this?
As of yesterday 5/25/09 - I installed a used Alternator from a 1994 GMC Jimmy or Blazer, can't remember or it wasn't that critical. It look like my Alternator !
WAYLA WAYLA - IT Started like one to two Times of Crank !
I Happier Now !
The voltage Drop is Less now when I turn key to On position - by about 1 volt !
I think this is related to the Voltage Regulator.
I had just installed a "new" Alternator (the least expensive) from Advanced Auto on 11/14/08.
My Starting problems started on 4/02/09.
Now, I want to rechange or purchase a new battery.
This morning 5/25/09 It took 5 times to Start.
A little of this is the EGR Valve I believe which I have the electrical connect temporary removed. Some maybe that I have change only 1/2 of the Spark Plugs to a hotter plug which I think you suggested.
I installed Z-Max Fuel and Oil Additives.
Yes, I agree this Engine is getting near Lifetime Age.
However, I would like to drive this car some or on a regular basis.
Please send a reply when convenient. I appreciate your help.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 10:51 AM