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Electrical short or loose connection

97 chrysler seabring 2 door hardtop v6 automatic. Radio cuts out when brakes are applied. all interieor systems affected.alt is new, alt light on, not charging. checked connections under hood wiggle tested no difference,charges sometimes,mostly over bumps things go wacky and radio cuts out.Has to be a loose connection, ground or supply power??????????????

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Did this problem start after the new alternator or is this the reason you replaced the alternator? sounds like a loose wire on the alternator or the battery post. make sure the battery terminals are clean from corrosion. if there is a hot spot on the wires or connectors that is a good sign that is a loose connection.

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    Marcus L Eason Mar 20, 2014

    The alternator was not replaced but in the process of replacing the water pump for access. I had to disconect the alternator and wondered if I may have improperly reconnected the ground wire. Although the car ran for several months before more electrical problems brgan to occur.

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