Rain caused Electrical issues
Its been a while since I've posted here, So I guess I'll say how's everyone?
A month ago I heard a noise in the middle of the night that sounded like a vehicle trying to start itself. I thought someone died in front of my house and tried to go back to sleep. A few minutes later I realized it sounded like my PSD and I got up to look out the window, and sure enough it was mine. I ran out there thinking someone is stealing my ride, turned on the light and saw noone. Right then the intermittent engine cranking went to full time. I went in side and got my keys and out them in the ignition and turned it to the on position and the truck fired right up. I let it run but could here the starter still going. I thought WTF , so I shut it off and it stopped. THe truck would not again restart. I just put the starter in back in OCT '05 so the next day I had it exchanged it for a new one under warranty. I installed it and the truck cranked up, during all of this I had the charger running on the batteries. When it started I took it for a drive and the O/D light flashed, the speedometer bounced around, and it took its sweet old time to shift gears. And it wasn't charging. I went searching for solutions and ended up replacing the solenoid and alternator only to find out the alternator was fine. There was a wire I had knocked off of the solenoid when I put in the new one. Aftre that the truck was good. A few days later it rained and the truck started acting weird again, everything above but the starting issue. Now that I had time to think it rained the night it started all this crap. Every rain since then the truck does all this(except cranking itself) among other things: A/C fan does not shut off, a relay under the steering column chatters, and the door dinger goes off while driving, the Airbag light comes on, and the door ajar with the dome light. A day and a half later as long as its dry out the truck is fine. No codes have been stored, I've checked twice. I washed the engine and bay this morning as I usually do once a month for 5 years and the truck did it for a few hours today. Right now its pouring out and I just came back from a drive and it didn't start yet. It was dry when I left but had about 15 minutes in it. I have to go back out later and I'm sure it'll be doing it. ANyone heard of this or experienced it before? Its annoying at best, any suggestions would be cool.--RJ