||04-28-2013 10:23 AM
one problem after another
i have an 87 grand wagoneer.
ive slowly been fixing it and everything, finally got the truck running good, fixed my leaks and put a new trans in it. well one thing, i have an odd electrical problem, my battery is always draining. for now i usually just unhook the negative on the battery and let it sit when i dont drive it.
well recently it seems like its not getting fuel to the engine or something.
it all started friday, drove it around town not to far from my house, made a quick stop, let the jeep run for about 5-7 minutes in park, when i went to leave, my wagon shut off than wouldnt turn back on, than it was acting as if my battery died.
so i let it sit at my friends and took my battery home and put it on the battery charger, well one thing i noticed, my battery had what it looked like melted metal that had dripped on the side, and when i hooked my battery up it was reading 12 volts and saying 85% charged.
skip to yesterday. i take my battery to my wagon, when i opened my hood i inspected my battery terminals, the wires going to my positive were all black and barely hanging on, so i thought maybe that was what melted onto my battery, so i cut the wire and put it back on, but than i noticed that my actual terminal itself melted. so i replaced that and put it in.
the wagon fired right up like it was nothing.
so i drive it home, which was about 2-3 miles away form where i was. when i got home i let it sit and run for a minute, than i was gonna drive it down the road and back to see if it was running weird or not. well it just shut off on me. after this it would not turn over for the life of me, so i sprayed a small amount of started fluid in the carb, and it fired right up, ran for a second and as soon as i put it in gear and hit the gas it shut off. than i tried to start it again, and boom nothing.
i let the wagon sit for a few hours, come home start it and boom fires right up, so i go to drive it to the wend of my road and back and it just kept shutting off after i would give it so much gas, so i got it back home and parked it. now i cant get it to start again. it honestly feels like its not getting gas to it. but im not sure. so i was wondering if anyone can give an idea what it may be and lead me on the path to fixing it.
im pretty close to selling this because i keep dumping money into it. but i dont wanna give up i feel like im so close haha. these are just hard to find parts for when it random stuff that breaks. so if anyone can help me that would be great