So I spent the better part of the afternoon today replacing the glow plugs in my '96eclb. I did not replace the harnesses; maybe I should have. Anyway, after I finished putting everything back, I had no power to start it--it was like the batteries were dead or something. There was a slight whirr of something, NOT like a starter gear was gone or anything, but I find it very suspicious that it happened right after replacing the plugs. I checked and re-checked all the harnesses to make certain I didn't leave anything undone. Nothing. I put a charger on the (only slightly) older of the two batteries for a couple hours, then about 3-4 seconds of cranking, then nothing. WTF!! The charger says that both batteries are at full charge now, and nothing happens.
The only thing I notice funny is that the relay smells a bit after cycling the plugs. I should've done that at the same time, but the local parts shop wants $65 for just the relay. I thought I'd just do the plugs first. Are the new plugs drawing so much more current that they are draining the voltage??
I'm more than a bit frustrated, and don't know where to go from here. I'm going to try and jump it with a (teeny weeny little Tacoma) Toyota tomorrow after leaving the charger on trickle charge