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Power Loss light and subsequent stopping of the car

You folks cannot give me answers and I just want to pay the person who tried. The answers were not satisfactory but at least he tried.

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  • kmorgavi Nov 06, 2008

    Nothing wrong with battery or alternator (alternator is 5 months old) All fuses are sound, fusable links on the left fender by the battery show no signs of damage and are solid. All lights and electronics are bright and show no decrease in intensity. Starter cranks nice and strong. All diagnostics in digital dash show all is fine except for the big red "Power Loss" message across my speedometer.

    This happend instantly. It did not happen over a period of time. There is NO power to either side of the coil with the ignition switch on. All belts are fine (timing belt observed being engaged and working through inspection port while cranking the engine)

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It may be the alternator going. If u have a battery light comming on and other power sources weakening or cutting out and ur car dies then that usually means alternator. If u can get it to a parts store like checker or advanced they usually do a free alternator and battery test right there under the hood to let u know if one or both are bad. And if it's the alternator i believe those are pretty easy to do.

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