quite frustrated by now:
Didnt drive car whole of sunday
CAr wouldn’t start on monday, jumped car, let it idle for 20min. Put in Drive = car stalls.
Jump car again, let idle for 10min, drive around the block a few times, Put in Park = car stalls.
Get car jumped yet once again, didn’t let it idle for too long, then put in reverse = car stalls.
With the engine off I get 12.5V on the multimeter, and 14.5V with the engine running --> so the alternator works.
The battery terminals are relatively tight. But there is a voltage drop of 0.5 from positive post to positive terminal.
What is happening when I put the car into park./drive/reverse that is causing it to die?
Only experienced mechanics reply, and no useless troll replies please (this is a serious issue)
Had to bus in the freezing cold to work today.
Thank you for the sincere replies.
Mazda Protege 1.6L