I’ll perface this by saying that I have had tipm issues I believe for a long time and I currently do have a used one on order I’m going to try swapping out. About 6 months ago, my horn stopped working after which I lost my right passenger headlight and blinker and my abs light came on
Being the cheapo I am, I just wired my driver headlight to the passenger headlight and carried on for the last 6 months. No issues
Until the other weekend. Car was dead. Was acting like a bad alternator (battery light came on while driving, after shutting the car off it wouldn’t start. went to jump the car, smelled something funny, alternator was getting red hot) replaced the alternator (never got it tested, but spinning the alternator by hand produced a grinding noise) and everything was good for 3 days.
Then my car died at a gas station. Had a real hard time getting it started, finally got it started. Car was acting crazy while driving, dash lights coming on, speedo jumping around, but after about 20 minutes of driving everything went back to normal. Parked the car, wouldn’t start. Said screw it, went to Walmart bought a battery. Car initially wouldn’t start, jumped it, boom everything fine for again. Drove the car for days with no issues. Until 4 days later, car died at the store again. Stone dead wouldn’t even try to turn over after driving it and starting it all day long.
Got a jump, car started immediately, drove it for 20 minutes car was fine for another 4 days until today. Car died at the store again. Got a jump drove for 20 minutes everything seemed seemed good. Bright it home, car won’t start again lol
obviously I’ll be replacing the tipm as soon as it gets here but is there anything else you guys think I should be looking into?
Thanks for any advice