O.k. I live in New England so the fact that every time it’s even the slightest bit precipitous out my car dies is, well, inconvenient at the very least. This only started happening about 6 months ago, and I have been “fixing” it by jumping it every time or preventing it by putting on a car cover when I think it’s going to rain. Not the best solutions.
I have: replaced the battery.
put the car cover on.
hoped it won’t rain.
People have suggested: Replacing the distributor cap (maybe it is cracked?).
checking the alternator.
buying a new car.
The car is: a 1998 Toyota 4Runner
a general bad@$$
still running with 225,000+ miles
Please help! I would like to have at least some general idea about what is happening before I take it to a shop and they charge me for everything from a new starter to a new air filter…
Thank you so much!!!