Originally Posted by Harly_ Qun
I have an electrical short no one can find on a 92 sse ... Now my eletrical is working and my car won't turn over... I have been to 3 electrisions who tell me they can't find anythign wrong. MY Battery, Alternater, Fuses and Fuse blocks are PERFECT.
I'm gonna quibble with that here and say that you have a drain here, not a short, since your fuses are all perfect. My point is that you're looking for a poor connection or an intermittent one; I don't think you're going to find damaged wires rubbing on sheet metal or anything like that. In fact I think your wiring may be just fine, aside from maybe some grubby connections; read on.
Here are the simtomes...
her radios starts fliping stations at random...
When she gets Warm her Computer starts reseting. If I keep driving she starts cutting out on me. I let her sit for a few days and she is fine...
I have had her COMPLETELY die on me with out warning. And I mean EVERYTHING went out. She sat for a day and was completely fine for 3 weeks.
She is over heating after sitting at idle for 3 minutes after even a short drive.
I believe your voltage is way down, barely enough to run the car. A dip in voltage will trigger a processor reset as soon as it comes back up again, and that includes not only an ECM reset (which will make the engine stagger, as I think its fuel injection timing will be interrupted for a second) but also a dash gauge controller reset -- if you see your needles all suddenly do a prove-out sweep from peg to peg, as if you had just started the car, that'* your gauge controller doing a reset.
Now I've let her sit on a 15 degree angle hill for 2 weeks.. She won't start.. I hear rapid Clicking and the radio works... But she wont' turn over. Almost EVERYTHING on this f*** car is new. Except my Fuel system and elertical. Any ideas?
Well, as of right now, that click-click-click-click-click is the starter gear slipping against the flywheel, telling you that the battery is almost dead. Get a jump-start and you'll get going again. HOWEVER, I doubt it'* going to stay going very long, because I think you're basically running the whole car on the battery.
1) Clean your battery cable terminals at both ends of each cable. This includes the cable that terminates at the top center of the firewall under the MaxiFuse/Relay Center cover.
2) Pull the battery, have it properly charged outside the car (don't skip this step; it clearly needs a recharge first), then have a load test run on it to check its overall health.
3) Pull the alternator (not difficult) and have it bench-tested for output at Auto Zone or someplace with the right equipment. I know you say three electricians say they can't find anything wrong, but with all due respect to them, I don't think they checked very far, and I particularly don't think that anyone has verified these steps above: that you have a good battery, and that the alternator is producing enough amperage to not only run the car but also recharge the battery.
(3a) I don't want to hear that some numb-nuts "tested" the alternator by disconnecting the battery to see if the engine would stay running. That will not prove anything, and can damage the alternator if done long enough.)