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  • hgalaviz71 Dec 06, 2008

    inner dome lights and any electrical lightining equipment flickers

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    dash lights flicker and engine quits

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    headlights flicker while driving,flashing battery light on console.



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Sounds like your belt is slipping, check your belt.You need to check alternator, it may have a lazy regulator.

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