Well, turns out that my problem has nothing to do with the battery or the cables. Just for good measure my father-in-law cleaned them up real good on a grinder with a wire wheel attachment. Nice.
We took the car to a garage that he works at part-time, threw it on the computer (for free
) and got 2 codes.
The problem is either the EGR valve or a crank sensor. I guess the EGR valve is like a $167 part, but is very easy to get to.
The sensor is only like $22, but a pain in the a$$ to get to. Just my luck.
To top it off, I also notice that I have a gas leak.
Nothin like poorin money on the ground.
So when all is said an done, it'll be all good.
Now the plan is to:
A -Pull the EGR valve and clean it thoroughly.
B-FIX THE GAS LEAK
C-Take the car back to the garage, re-set the codes and see what comes back up.
D-FIx whatever is wrong and pray nothing else happens anytime soon.
E-I still need to fix some rust spots before winter hits. We usually get snow around the end of October, so we'll see how that goes. Which also reminds me that I need to get my other snow tire mounted, I have three on but the fourth is sitting in my basement
For details on that story see this post
Hoping that the place I bought the Green Diamonds at will mount for free. Plus I think that something might be wrong with that wheel, since the old Green Diamond and the new Douglas tire both have a slow leak. Lucky me!
But, I still love my Bonnie!!!!