Lost all electrical power three times got it bach twice
I just bought a 96 grand cherokee fully loaded 318 v8 runs great but while driving let of gas to stop and lost all power twice I went to start it starter turned for a second and lost all power again. this time for good I have a new battery and drive belt and good terminals the car set for a year not running gave it a tune up please help need car
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Re: lost all electrical power three times got it bach...
Seems like a main power lead has corroded and is breaking contact.Trace the main power lead from the battery and clean up all downstream connections. This applies to ground wire as well. After sitting for a long time moisture can get into connections and cause this. Most times daily driving dries this out before it can give problems such as you outlined. If you try to start it in the dark, sometimes you can see some sparks at the affected connection!
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Sounds like you covered everything electrically. Did you check the belt to see if it is tight enough. It's been a while since I've worked on a 95, if it has an auto belt tensioner. it could be weak, not turning the alternator fast enough under a load. This can happen and the belt not squeak.
I think you have a bad ground on your engine gages...but, more importantly, have your oil pressure checked by a mechanic. If it is indeed only 20 pounds the engine is sadly on it's last legs.
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Wide tires make less gas millage, get narrow wheels, let the car accomplish speed slowly from 0 to 30, look at air filter,if shortly replaced, oxygen censor, 15 miles is normal 16 miles per gallon is good for a V8
Any all wheel drive will give less fuel miles.(compared to ones you engage as needed) The Chrysler v8 is a time proven engine, pretty much a copycat of a chevy with some changes to make it their own. Overall, I haven't heard any really bad stuff about them. If you look at the problems on this site, there seem to be fewer jeep probs than all other vehicles. (even though some problems are really weird!!!) What you really need to see is the vehicles history to make sure it's been maintained and has not been back to a shop for the same thing over and over. Good luck!