Hello So I just replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor because...

Hello So I just replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor because i tested it with multimeter and it was bad... after i replaced it the problem was fixed but now the battery shorts randomly while driving cutting out radio and power then t...

Hello So I just replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor because i tested it with multimeter and it was bad... after i replaced it the problem was fixed but now the battery shorts randomly while driving cutting out radio and power then turns back on immediately (while car still driving and running) Does this mean a loose connection somewhere? How do i fix it Mechanic's Assistant: Does the [engine](/topics-engine-ford/) stall right after starting? And what about hesitation or jerking during acceleration? No it runs fine now. It jerks during acceleration though when the short happens but goes back to normal Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes I have been working on it myself. I just installed a Bluetooth radio, I replaced the [spark plugs](/topics-spark-plug-ford/), installed a rear camera, and replaced the Mass Airflow Sensor i also installed a new [starter](/topics-starter-ford/) Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? That’s it i think. I just need to know how to diagnose the problem of the electrical system i think

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Howdy from Tennessee, I'm Chris aka Moose. Who am I helping today? I'm glad you've come here to get help. I will do my best to get the answer you are looking for. I help many customers, so sometimes my replies are delayed, I will respond once available. I try to be online at 1-5 pm and 10 pm-5 am every day. - Can you duplicate this concern in park? - When you lose power does the engine die?

No the engine doesn't die the radio cuts out for less than a second..accelerator jerks and then radio comes back on and everything back to normal
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Thanks, When this happens do the gauges drop down then have to reset?

No I don't believe the gauges move
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Would you be able to wiggle the wiring on the battery, battery to chassis ground, ignition switch, both fuse boxes to see if you can duplicate this concern while idling in park?

Yea I can try
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There seems to be a clicking sound while the engine is runningHappens about every 30 secondsIt is dripping oil in the front center tooRight under the oil filter
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