Is There A bomb Under My Hood??? tick, tick, tick...
Went to start our '91 F Festiva this morning and - nothing. Dead
battery. I noticed the dome light was very weak, and of course no
headlights. However before I disconnected the neg. battery cable in
order to connect the battery charger I noticed a definate and steady
clicking sound coming from somewhere around the passsenger side of the
engine compartment but can't pinpoint where it's coming from.
Here's the weird part. This noise dissapears when the driver's door
is open, and if I turn on the dome light to the stay 'on' position and
then shut the door or even partially engage the door to be shut, the
ticking sound stops. If i turn the dome light back to where it shuts
off when the door is shut, the ticking resumes.
At this point I tested the battery and it has a little over 9 volts,
so currently I have the charger on it. Meantime, does this action
sound familiar to anyone?