I travel and often live in a 94 chevy g20 3/4 ton van. Today I started it up and the electrical was flipping out, I got to the end of the road and I smelled electrical smoke and the van died. I opened up the hood and the piece of wood that I usually wedge between the battery terminals and the metal frame of the van (the battery is very poorly placed and slides around) had slid out of place and the positive terminal had melted a bit and fused to the frame.
After I got it unstuck, I got a jump and it started right back up fine, but now when I turn on anything electrical my gauges drop slightly for a moment and my gear wont shift from low gear (it’s an automatic transmission). This definitely won’t do, but I am extremely poor and unstable right now as I’ve moved away from family to start a new life and I’m trying t get work and I’m running on fumes (heh) financially so I thought it might be a good idea to try talk to some people about it first… Any ideas?