AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Sounds like your alternator's not charging. Assuming it was reinstalled correctly, probably the alternator's regulator thingy is broken. While you're driving your car, the car's flattening the battery instead of running off the alternator, so next day there's not enough battery charge to start the car.
To confirm, connect a voltmeter to the battery, start the engine and rev it past 3000rpm once just to be sure. You should see about 14 volts on the battery.
I have the same speedo issue as you but that's unrelated. If it's not a poor connection between the gearbox speed sensor and the back of the instrument cluster, then I think it's caused by a bad earth under the dash somewhere. I'm at the point of hunting for the bad earth, I just haven't done it yet.
Originally Posted by 73GTVJim
"PS and you agree with Ben so you must be wrong