I looked at it yesterday again, pulled around on connections and nothing felt loose. Let the car sit in place it warmed up, and nothing was weird was happening. Then we turned it off, and when we turned it back on the rpm flickered high a little bit but then settled out. Turned off again and turned on again, same thing, this time though we then decided to try to take for a short ride. When we turned ont he lights the whole dash light up flickering and then the car shut off. We weren't able to get it to turn over after that.
This morning, without putting a charger on it, tried starting it again and got it to fire up but it died shortly after starting, not more than a few seconds of run time.
Is there a sensor by the key or something that might be bad? I know my moms Camry or Miata had an issue like that, where just every so often it would just shut down. Turned out it was a sensor somewhere in the steering column.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 8:58 AM