Check your fuse links behind the battery. There are threads here about them.
Yep, this is where I would be looking first as well.Check your fuse links behind the battery. There are threads here about them.
This sounds like a broken / cracked exciter stud in the alternator housing, which may have been your original problem. I had a Buick once that had charging issues and it turned out to be that. Could also be a weak / bad cell in the replacement battery compounding the problem.Hey AstroSafari folks!
My RWD '94 Astro has had some kind of electrical issues since I swapped out a dead battery 6 months ago.
It would shut off randomly or certainly if I used too many electrical features (e.g. lights on + radio + fans blowing).
I was always able to just turn off the radio/fans and restart it.
Thought I fixed it by reconnecting a stray extra wire to one of the battery terminals. I left it off because my replacement bolts didn't have a way to include it (and I was lazy).
Well recently it decided to shut off and not restart. Now the engine just turns over but nothing ever catches.
What I'm wondering - is it one underlying problem with the electrical system? Or did another problem (dead fuel pump?) just show up on top of the old one?
I'm just a shade tree mechanic. But yep, tried to get my trusted mechanic to fix the electrical thing. He refused - doesn't mess with electrical stuff.
So I've just been dealing with it.
Fusible links is what he was talking about, not a fuse box or blade type fuses.It's a 94 - no fuse box behind the battery.