97 Acura 2.2 CL
So this has been a long month of car problems but long story short. One day my car wouldn’t crank, got it jumped off then took it to a shop, they said I should get a new battery, got a new one. Then drove about two hours, while I was driving the car started to kind of die. Like the radio would die and lights would be very dim, but was better when I let off the gas and just let the car cruise. If I turned the car off it wouldn’t crank again, and now when I turn off the car the battery light comes on for a slip second Everytime, not sure if it did that before, but now I’m noticing it. Took it to a mechanic and he said I needed a new alternator, got that and then a few days later it had the same problems and then I took it back. He said I had a bad battery, so I got another new battery. Then drove back home 2 hours, then a few days later same problems. Then one guy told me my terminals were to loose. So it tightened one and everything was working fine. then that night same problems, another guy said your terminals are way to loose, and he twisted it right off, which I could’ve sworn they were tighter. But then today I bought some sleeves for the terminals and re-tightend the terminas again and now they are TIGHT. Like no moving around and no popping off…yet my car is dying again and needs to be jumped off to crank.
So basically new alternator (not completely sure if I needed a new one anyway) and new battery so I know those aren’t the issues. Any ideas? I’m a college student and out of money so…less expensive ideas would be greatly appreciated.