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Interior lights and gages started going crazy all of a sudden off and on. one day it died on me and wouldnt start at all but it cranked fine. i towed it home and it started for some reason but voltage gage was low. i cleaned neg battery cable and it worked great for a few weeks then today i was driving home and it died again like before and i tried everything like before and nothing worked. turns over great its not the battery what else could it be im confused. what should i check first. any help would be great thanks

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  • wayne ortega Aug 21, 2010

    battery discharge experience? no sorry.

  • wayne ortega Aug 21, 2010

    when the problem started the short ground wire going the the frame was not connected to the battery cable. when i connected it it started and worked gr8 for a few weeks now the same thing happend and wont start at all but cranks fine

  • wayne ortega Aug 21, 2010

    thanks for the help .when the problem started the short ground wire going the the frame was not connected to the battery cable. when i connected it it started and worked gr8 for a few weeks now the same thing happend and wont start at all but cranks fine. any other tips?

  • wayne ortega Aug 21, 2010

    sorry if i posted this to many times was sure if u received it.



    when the problem started the short ground wire going the the frame was not connected to the battery cable. when i connected it it started and worked gr8 for a few weeks now the same thing happend and wont start at all but cranks fine. sorry again and thank you for your help

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Hi! I strongly suggest that you add more body ground. Do you have any battery discharge experience?

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