Originally Posted by got_no_sol
Check the ignition switch next time it does jiggle the **** out of the key and see if it will start or do the reverse while running jiggle and try to make it **** off , I had a near identical issue on my homies f20b and it was a combination of shitty dizzy igniter and bad ignition killing the car after about 10-15 mins of driving
the ignitor, ECU, fuel pump relay, and alternator are all new. A new battery was placed in the car today and it runs....for now, although the old one tested "bad" at O'Reilley's supposedly. However, if there is a problem with the alternator or the wiring, it will most likely drain the new battery as well, and really just temporarily band aids the issue as the car should run with the battery disconnected as the alternator takes over once the car is started. The car started, but would run 5 minutes, then die. The car ran fine for a few months before this. So my question is if the alternator and battery are not bad then:
1: something has to be putting a monumental load on the alternator for it to be so overcome that it can't recharge the battery.
2: a connection in the wiring somewhere is screwed up and a fuse or relay that I'm not aware of is not allowing for an adequate amount of energy to recharge the battery.