About a month ago we noticed the radio was being reset each night, sometimes it would not start. You could turn the key off and on a few times then it would turn over. This started to happen more frequently. It got to the point to were I needed to jiggle the battery wires for it to start. Everything looked good on the outside. I discovered that corrosion was built up badly after I pulled the positive wire off. I spent sometime and cleaned it all up and bought a new terminal bolt and I put some dielectric on the connection and it still would not start.
The dash and all the power related items are working in the car but it will not turn over.
The battery is fully charged and tested good. Jump starting will not turn it over either.
I am asking the experts to please help me out so I don't kill this thing when I don't needed to.
i dont know your specific car but, like i said you need to clean the big cables(pos and ground) opposite from the battery because if the battery end was corroded its very likely the other ends are too. the other problem maybe you need to replace the cables if cleaning doesnt work, sometimes the corrosion tracks up into the cable itself.
I mean that the fuel pump is starting to not function properly. The security light issue has something to do with the key and it'* microchip called the VATS II. When these keys get dirty or moist, they short circuit and cause the security system in the 88 to shut off fuel to all injectors.