Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Appleton, WI, USA
I just bought a used 85 camaro with a V6 2.8 engine and i have been having some troubles with it. I went out to start it the other day and it wouldn't start so i thought i the battery was dead, and so i jumped it and it ran fine for 3 days. Then yesterday morning i went to start it to go to school and i pulled out of the drive and it shut off and died so i pushed it back in the drive and came home from school and took the battery in and it was totally dead, 0 cold cranking amps so i bought a new one and put it in, and it still won't start. I tried to start it and after i tried with no success i lifted the hood and it started to smoke and i can't figure out what melted. It smells electrical and it came from the left side of the engine. Any ideas on why it won't start and why it smoked?