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Car radio short circuit

At first my radio started flickering on and off on it's own so I took the fuse out until I could get it fixed. Then out of nowhere going down the highway all the dash lights came on and the car jerked. This happened 3 times. I could not tell if I had lost power as I was going down hill. I pulled the car over, shut it off, checked all fluids, then drove it home with the lights off, no problem. Do you think I have a short somewhere? And if so, if I take out the radio, will this likely solve the problem?

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IMO TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES
WITH FUSE OUT OF RADIO, IT SHOULD NOT BE THE PROBLEM

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It may have lost the alternator.. when battery voltage drops below aceptable levels radio will quit.. most of the electrical will stop and the car will die..

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SOURCE: 1997 Bonneville lost power going up a long hill

The only thing that comes to mind is the catalytic convertor in the exhaust system.It can become restricted,reducing flow in the exhaust system,which also reduces engine power.These convertors run at fairly hot temperatures,and the extreme heat and conditions aggravated,or overloaded it.It's not very expensive to have it checked at a reputable muffler shop.I have seen extreme instances where this caused parts of the exhaust system to turn red,glowing hot.

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SOURCE: shuddering/jerking on highway, pull over, wont start for 30 mins

Last time I had that happen in a car everything blew. I found out the root of the problem was my timing chain, but I can tell you, you don't want to wait to get that checked out in any case or you will end up with a lot more problems.

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It has to be an electrical connection as you say. The Anti Lock Brake system light is probably just a deprograming of the computer. Due to the electrical problem. Have you check for current at the starter ? Have sombody turn the key as if starting it. Then with a test light check for current at the starter connections. This will give you an idea whre to look for an open circuit or short.

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SOURCE: Car stalled and won't start again

Sounds like it might be either the fuel filter or the fuel pump, cause if you ran the tank down, you probably had sludge in the bottom of the tank that you sucked into the engine, you can try using a fuel system cleaner, you may have sucked sludge into the injectors running it, Zmax sells a fuel system cleaner, or there is one called RUN RIGHT, I would try putting some of that in letting it sit a few min then after it sat a few to soak in and break down the sludge, then start the car up, kick your idle up to around 1500 RPM do not go higher then that cause you will damage the engine, try that and see if that works for you, if not then I is probably the fuel pump or filter.
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SOURCE: 2003 Pathfinder LE AT Oil Brake and battery light flicker

.I spent a lot of time and head scratching over the exact same problem ...YOU NEED A NEW REGULATOR (it is in the alternator).repair options are ;replace voltage regulator only , rebuild complete alternator , replace alternator with a rebuilt one , or replace alternator with a new one
The clue was getting diff. readings on your volt meter ....mine would spike up to 18 volts but you have to put your volt meter on and get yourself a cup of coffee (or a beer) and stare at your meter for atleast 15 minuits after the engine is heated up ....

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