One of my tires was looking air and had a look at it and found this as shown in photos. The other 3 are showing starting signs of the same thing happening. I called GoodYear and they directed me to their Auto Service Center and they offered to replace the tires w/ new ones w/ a discount of $70.99 off from $141.99. Note all 4 tires were installed by my ...
Ultimately you have to get these things checked.
It could be a bad cv joint, it could be strut tops, it could be tie rod ends. Usually here we just run through a list of potentials, can’t diagnose without the lot of it in front of you though... pretty much.
It sounds to me like you have connected one end of your test light to the positive side of the battery rather than the negative. This would give the results you are experiencing.
I believe that this is what @solarMike is also suggesting in the comments.
Thanks to you all for being so cooperative!
I think that what happened was a busted turbo, that allowed oil into the engine at a high pressure.
This caused that dreadful high rev until it literally died in my hands...
The smoke was obviously white and everyone thought the engine was going to burst in flames. We had two long time drivers in the car and we ...
Did the engine continue to run for a while after you turned it off? This could be a seal gone allowing engine oil to get sucked into the turbo. If this is the case you are lucky it stopped, they can sometime run on until the engine blows or the oil is all burnt and it seizes. I wouldn't start it again until it's fixed.
If by phaser bolts, you mean the phasers on the cams for Variable Valve Timing (VVT), you don't need to remove the heads to do this, so the head bolts should not have been touched the second time around. The cams sit on top of the heads. You'd have to tear down the front of the engine as well as taking the valve covers off, but the heads would stay in place.