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What your smelling is probably your belt. Have it inspected right away or going to leave you stranded. Like answer #1 something binding up belt.
Well hope in this case just your main fuse. Easy mistake to happen if not paying attention though could cause so many issues. There should be 2 screws holding fuse from down below. If bad you should see burnt mark through filament in window. Make sure to disconnect battery before attempting to remove. Hopefully surge didn't go any further- keep your fingers crossed!
Maybe problem with coolant temperature sensor. Is there a check engine light on as well? If so get code scan and post results.
Disconnect battery for 10 minutes to reboot computer.
It allows the engine to run with the ignition timing as far advanced as possible. The computer will continue to advance the timing until the knock sensor detects pinging. At that point the computer retards the ignition timing just enough for the pinging to stop. A knock sensor assures that you're getting as much power and fuel economy as is possible from your engine. As long as no unusual "knocking" or "pinging" in cylinder, the sensors will go bad at some point. You may want to replace both sensors at the same point since a bit of labor to replace.
Well if vehicle won't run -start with taking out battery and have it checked at your local autozone. Your vehicles computer's primary source of power is battery. Voltage regulating controled by ECM. Also, check to see if vehicle has fuse for charging system- that lightning bolt indicates some type of charging problem (though again- START WITH BATTERY). If battery and fuses ok may want to consider taking off alternator for bench test. You got to hope one of those your problem cuz if charging issue could end up being problem within ECM.
Did you have battery tested?
Start with replacing your crankshaft position sensor, which is only $15 bucks or so at your local autoparts store. I assume when you say "no spark" you mean no fire to plugs when you crank?
The one the computer uses is the (ECT) coolant temperature sensor. It's located right on your thermostat housing.