Car has no power

Asked by Mar 14, 2017 at 06:03 PM about the 1992 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 4 Dr Regency Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 92 Olds regency died last night as I was turning
into a parking spot. COMPLETE power loss...this
morning I took the battery out and to it to auto
zone. Got a full charge and went to put it back on
but when I put the negative cable on it melted the
battery terminal on the battery. I took the battery
out and got a new one now when I try to hook it up
it is trying to do the same thing.....HELP

1 Answer


You have a bad short! Most likely the positive (+) battery cable is touching the exhaust manifold. Check that first then all the wiring down by the starter. You may also have a smaller "pigtail" wire coming off the positive battery cable. This is for the ECM. Carefully inspect that as well. You may have to replace the ECM to get it running again. If that's the case, make sure you transfer the PROM from the original ECM to the new one. HTH. -Jim

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