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My car has been randomly shutting off when i use my brakes or anything electrical, the scary thing is it does this wile im driving, also after it shuts down it needs a jump to start again...can u tell me what might be wrong with it

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  • fourleaf_pub Dec 26, 2008

    would the speedometer and the tachometer start twitching if the alternator was toast? because when that happens wile im driving i tap the brake and the car shuts down instantly..no sputter no flickering lights no warning on my dash...

  • ziz alle Dec 28, 2008

    my acura has been shutting off while i drive from time to time. what do you think the issue is?

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Its probably the alternator not charging the battery. Get it started, disconnect the positive wire from the battery and see if it still runs.

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I had this problem, 98SATURN SC 1, a few years back after I changed my battery out. I would be randomly driving anywhere, including the highway the whole car would shut off and turn back on.. Brought to dealer, said the battery cables were loose. Problem fixed.

Now, sometimes when I tap the brakes, the radio shuts off. A few times had no power, and played with battery cables and everything is fine after. Now it seems I have a loose battery cable or bad cable. My brother works for the Battery Shop of NE, and the battery is fine.

Check/Replace cables.

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I'd rechagre your battery fully then test the alternator. It sound to me like you have a bad alternator.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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