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Driving 65 on highway. Tach & speedometer (ie 2whole dash) goes dead along with vehicle. Like it was shut off at the switch. (It wasn't!). Pulled over to the shoulder. Tried to start it. It sounded like a dead battery where the starter would not even engage. Made a few phone calls. Opened hood and checked the serpentine belt. Tried to start it again, bingo! Drove 35 more miles, no problem. Got gas. Started fine. Drove home. Still runs good, starts fine. Help!

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Check the battery terminals and body grounds. Also check the big post on the starter and the ground cable where it attaches to the engine block.

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