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My Acura MDX 2008 lost power while driving

I tried jumping it but it doesn't work there's power but it won't turn over? Could it be the alternator

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You need to check your battery first. Loosen and clean the terminals on the battery using a little baking soda and a non-metallic brush, with a little water. Do each terminal and clean the top of the battery well, BEFORE reconnecting the cables.
Use gloves to protect your skin.
If this does not work you need to have the battery tested. You say there is power but it take a LOT to start an engine.

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I do not think so but you have to be more specific on your problem , if you car cranks over it is not your battery , but for the heck of it get it load tested , if you car does not start when it cranks over make sure you are getting fuel , this is the number one problem with cars today as to why they do not start , check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail , it not getting good pressure the fuel pump is prob bad and it is in the tank , good luck

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

An alternator is in the charging system & has nothing
to do with starting your car

If it failed then your battery would not maintain a charge
& soon would be ruined

It is somewhat unsafe to try & jump any vehicle

You have no power,what you have is a very low voltage
& the perception of power (voltage)

It sounds as though the battery failed & needs to be replaced
if it will not take a charge & hold it or is 4 or 5 years old & run down
several times

Once you have a new battery,only then can you test the alternator
& other items

There may be other or multiple issues as it shut off while driving
& they do & it is very unsafe when it happens

It could be it went into fail safe to protect something

So you have lots to have diagnosed & resolved

We can discuss vehicles, but can not guess at the exact
problem to tell you,has to be tested to find a problem or several

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

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