Originally Posted by ffoorrdd
There is some kind of electrical problem. There was three electrical wires plugged into this square plastic thing which was attached to the positive side of my battery column. There were some problems with battery acid and the entire positive connection was not connected to the battery anymore. So i bought a new connection and put it back on. But the plastic thing that these three wires were attached to were messed up so i just took them out of the plastic thing and put them directly onto the battery. It sounds like these wires are connected to the fuel pump or something to do with causing my car to start. If I do not connect these wires then my car engine will not turn over and start.
When i connect the wires everything starts up fine. But once i put it into drive and step on the gas it will turn off within a couple of seconds. I dont know if it is when i change into second gear or if it is when i hit a certain speed. The car turns completely off. The service engine light turns on.
I can put the car into nuetral and it starts right up again. But once i get going it will shut off.
WHAT IS GOING ON? Do i need knew spark plugs? Is something loose?
1999 FORD ESCORT SE AUTOMATIC
Hello and good day to you:
Wow....This is a Tuff one.
May I ask a few question first???
1. This "Plastic Thingy" was it Red..Black..or a different color??
2. What cause you to look at the Battery in the first place??
3. Any way you can get the car to Autozone, or Advance Auto to have them take a Reading of the CEL (check engine light) OBDII Codes???
4. Was the car working fine before this??
5. These Three wires...are you sure that they were on the "Positive Post", not the "Negative"