One night i drove my car home after work and it ran fine, The next morning it simply had no battery power, Not even clicking.
-I took the battery to get it tested- A-Ok
So i put it in the car to check and it ran the car just fine for 2 trips to and from work, the 2nd night the headlights went almost completely out on the way home.
-Replaced the Alternation- still not charging the Battery
-Replaced the Started based on some advice that if the starter is weak it could be using to much to start the car
Now when I get the car jumped off the engine sounds great when I give it gas, drives just fine, If i turn on the headlights it almost completely kills the engine. once they are on if I give it gas it sounds like its back firing or sputtering once it hits mid RPMs. Anything I do that required Electrical power makes the car almost die. I’ve unhooked my radio a few weeks before this started because it would come on and go off randomly.
I’ve now been told to look in to a Voltage Regulator and/or look for shorts in my wiring.
I need to know if those sound like valid steps and how to check for shorts? Any other advice of suggestions would be great to have also.